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Summary judgment issued in groundbreaking unpaid overtime class action

Toronto, Ont. (March 30, 2020) – Today, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued reasons for judgment in the long-running unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  The Court ruled in favour of the class of approximately 31,000 current and former tellers, personal bankers and other front-line workers in retail branches across
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Bell called upon to waive charges on prison long distance calls during the COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO, March 19, 2020 – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has suspended all visits with family and friends at Ontario jails. In these circumstances, Bell’s telephones in Ontario jails have become the only way prisoners can communicate with their families and support network. Bell charges over $30 for a long distance call of no more than 20 minutes.
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Ontario would take a step backward with proposed class action changes, critics say

In Bill 161, Ontario has introduced amendments to the Class Proceedings Act. Mohsen Seddigh from Sotos Class Actions weighs in on the impact of the proposed changes. Click here to read the full article published by Law Times.
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Farmed Atlantic Salmon Class Action

Sotos Class Actions has filled an action on behalf of Canadian purchasers of farmed Atlantic salmon for the breach of Canadian competition laws that prohibit price-fixing. Click here to read CBC’s latest news article on this topic.
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David Sterns ranked as leading litigation lawyer 2019

Congratulations to David Sterns, who is recognized for his exceptional legal expertise and has been ranked as a leading litigation lawyer in the 2019 Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers feature. This special edition is published in the December issue of The Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business magazine. To view the publication online, please click here.
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First Nations Youth Class Action – Response Statement

In the class action matter of Xavier Moushoom and Jeremy Meawasige v. The Attorney General of Canada, Sotos LLP, Kugler Kandestin, LLP, and Miller Titerlie + Company (“Class Counsel”), release the following statement in response to the statement released on November 25th by the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Class Counsel filed a
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Jonathan Schachter appointed by PIAC

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) works on behalf of Canadian consumers to advocate for fair and balanced interpretation and application of Canadian laws. We are very proud to announce that Jonathan Schachter of Sotos Class Actions has been appointed as one of the four new directors to the PIAC Board, along with Konrad von
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Godfrey provides clarity on Canadian antitrust lawsuits: Umbrella purchasers are covered

On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its judgment in Pioneer Corp. v Godfrey, 2019 SCC 42 (“Godfrey”). The majority’s decision is a win for Canadian consumers. The decision clarifies that the limitation period for private actions under the Competition Act is subject to the rule of discoverability. It also confirms
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Sotos Class Actions ranked as leading law firm by Chambers Canada

Sotos Class Actions is proud to announce that our team has again been highly ranked in the field of Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff) by Chambers Canada in its 2020 edition. The publication states: Highly regarded Toronto-based boutique active in the plaintiff class action space. The team is particularly strong in franchising, employment, privacy and
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Court Awards $16.8 million to Ontario Consumers

On May 13, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice  granted judgment in a ground-breaking class action on behalf of Ontario consumers of “gift cards” who were charged illegal fees. Sotos LLP and Goldblatt Partners LLP jointly represent Representative Plaintiff, Joyce Bernstein against Peoples Trust Company (“PTC”).  Bernstein brought the case on behalf of consumers
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Watch For Antitrust Developments North Of The Border

On Dec. 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Godfrey v. Sony Corporation, an appeal that could be one of the most important antitrust cases to ever come before the court. [Read the full article on Law360 or view a PDF copy here]
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Section 36 Requests for Access to Information and the Competition Bureau: Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

An article by Sotos Class Actions’ Mohsen Seddigh was published in the latest issue of the Canadian Competition Law Review. In this article, Mohsen argues that the Competition Bureau and the plaintiff anti-trust bar share the common goal of enforcing Canadian competition laws. They must therefore work cooperatively to see that violations have consequences. To read
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