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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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Action collective intentée contre Ticketmaster au nom des acheteurs de billets canadiens

  Le dossier allègue que Ticketmaster est de connivence avec les revendeurs, en contravention du droit provincial et fédéral TORONTO (26 septembre 2018) – Sotos Class Actions, un cabinet de premier plan spécialisé en actions collectives, intente une poursuite réclamant 250 millions de dollars en dommages au nom des personnes ayant acheté des billets en
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Class Action against Ticketmaster brought on behalf of Canadian ticket buyer

  Case alleges that Ticketmaster in league with resellers in breach of federal and provincial law.   TORONTO (September 26, 2018) – Sotos Class Actions, a leading class action firm, has launched a lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of all persons who purchased resold tickets from Ticketmaster Canada Holdings ULC for live events
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Sotos Class Action team once again ranks highly in Chambers Canada 2019

The Sotos Class Action team has once again been featured on the Chamber Canada Class Actions- Plaintiff list for 2019. David Sterns moved up the rankings this year while Louis Sokolov and Jean-Marc Leclerc maintained excellent positioning. Commentary about our firm and lawyers included: ‘Market sources consider the practice a “standout” in the market and
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How US Class Actions Take Off To The ‘Great White North’

Canada and the U.S. share close ties. Canada is the U.S.’s second-largest trading partner. Canada and the U.S. share geography and similar values. Close to 400,000 people cross the Canada-U.S. border every day. U.S. class action attorneys devote significant resources to find and start class action cases. For relatively little added investment, it is possible
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Protect Against a Privacy Breach

If you are concerned that your personal information may have been compromised, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has published some helpful tips. Steps to Protect Against a Privacy Breach: Change your passwords immediately Review your bank account and credit card statements on a regular basis to make sure they are accurate and contain no
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Sotos Class Actions team recognized as leading lawyers by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Sotos Class Actions team is a recognized leader in class action litigation in Canada. David Sterns and Louis Sokolov were ranked among the leading Class Action practitioners. The rankings can be found here: http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/practice-areas/ranking/class-actions-L7/
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