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REVERSE CLASS ACTIONS: A NEW FRONTIER IN COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT?

Historically, copyright owners have had difficulty enforcing their rights against users of pirating software. One common reason is that the maximum recovery from each pirate is often too small to cover the copyright holder’s legal expenses. Meanwhile, there are often thousands, sometimes millions of acts of infringement. If you could claim them all at once,
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Adil Abdulla co-authored two chapters in the Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario

Adil Abdulla along with leading experts contributed to the Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario. It is a comprehensive guide to Rules, statutes, and cases. Access the chapters co-authored by Adil here: https://bit.ly/3FFydOs and https://bit.ly/3AzrRwl
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AI INVENTORS: DO THEY EXIST, AND DOES IT MATTER?

Recent cases in five jurisdictions have opined on whether an artificial intelligence system (“AI”) can be an “inventor” in an application for a patent. This blog post summarizes the inventions at issue, the relevant cases, and what these developments may mean for Canadian patent law. THE INVENTIONS & APPLICATIONS DABUS is a system of interconnected
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Sotos Awarded “Canada’s Boutique Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Canada 2021 Awards

Sotos team is elated to have won the “Boutique Law Firm of The Year” award at the Chambers Canada 2021 Awards gala held on September 9, 2021. We want to express our gratitude to our clients for their continued support and trust! What has been said about Sotos The firm wins recognition for its class
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Sotos Class Actions team ranked by Chambers Canada 2022

We are delighted and honoured that Chambers Canada has once again recognized us a leading class actions firm. According to Chambers Canada What the team is known for A highly regarded Toronto-based boutique law firm that is active in the plaintiff class action space. The team is particularly strong in franchising, employment, privacy and consumer
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Mohsen Seddigh Recognized as “One to Watch” in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announced that Mohsen Seddigh has been included for his work in Class Action Litigation as “Ones to Watch” in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. “Ones to Watch” category recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their career for outstanding professional excellence. “We are delighted that Mohsen has been
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Sotos Class Actions Team recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Sotos Class Actions team has been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for their work in Class Action Litigation. Congratulations to Jean-Marc Leclerc, Andy Seretis, Louis Sokolov, and David Sterns. We want to express our gratitude to our clients and peers for their continued support and trust. The Best Lawyers is
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Jean-Marc Leclerc, Louis Sokolov and David Sterns are recognized as Lexpert-ranked lawyers in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has been released and recognizes Jean-Marc Leclerc, Louis Sokolov and David Sterns as Leading Legal Practitioners in the Class Actions field across Canada based on an extensive peer survey process. Sotos Class Actions has been recognized as Consistently Recommended under Toronto Leading Firms – Boutique Firms. Jean-Marc Leclerc –
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Tis the season to be socially conscious…

Much has changed since last Christmas. As Christmas looms over the horizon of this decidedly tumultuous 2020, we might expect consumers to be purchasing fewer gifts and buying more gifts online. But more Canadians than ever are prioritizing socially conscious gift giving this year. It may take a bit more work to shop local in
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Overlooked and Underpaid: Misclassifying “Managers” as Overtime Exempt

With more than 30% of Canadians working in the gig economy, the problem of employment misclassification is one that is increasingly in the spotlight. Cases like the one brought against Uber in Canada highlight how workers (mis)classified as independent contractors are vulnerable to labour abuses and exploitation; but there is another group of workers who
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Contactless Payment: Don’t Fear the Skimmer

A longtime family friend of mine worked in the banking industry at the time when credit cards were being rolled out in Canada. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he would drive from town to town in rural Ontario to convince skeptical bank employees that it was possible to buy groceries with a 3″
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2020 Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

The Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series was established to merge entertainment law issues with insight on the new technology and media concerns that directly affect the music industry. At this year’s Law Conference, David Sterns will be speaking on copyrights class actions in Canada on Friday, September 25th. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2HmFqsY
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