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Class Actions Certified Against Bell and TELUS
TORONTO, ONTARIO, November 27, 2014 – In a decision released this week by The Honourable Madam Justice Conway of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, two class proceedings were certified against Bell and TELUS concerning the practice of “rounding up” calls to the farthest minute. The rounding up practice affected millions of Canadians and meant that, for example, a ca... [Read full article]

Toshiba class action lawsuit discontinued
TORONTO, September 29, 2014 – A class action against Toshiba of Canada Limited (“Toshiba”) related to alleged defects in Toshiba’s Satellite Pro 6100 Notebook Computers, has been discontinued by Order of Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dated September 24, 2014. The lawsuit was commenced on behalf of Canadians who own Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 Not... [Read full article]

National class action against the Wright Medical Technology group of companies regarding the Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System
Rochon Genova LLP is pursuing a national class action against the Wright Medical Technology group of companies regarding the Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System, which has caused a number of medical complications in implant recipients. The Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System is a “metal on metal” prosthesis system used in hip resurfacing surgery. In thi... [Read full article]

Pseudomonas Class Action: Notice of Court Hearing for Settlement Approval
On December 24, 2008, a class action was commenced against University Health Network (“UHN”) in relation to an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (“Pseudomonas”) in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, solid organ transplant stepdown unit and the solid organ transplant ward of the Toronto General Hospital between December 1, 2004 and March 31, 2006. The class ... [Read full article]

Rochon Genova LLP Announces Investigation into Penn West Petroleum Ltd. Restatement
TORONTO, August 8, 2014 - Rochon Genova LLP announced today that it is investigating a potential class proceeding on behalf of shareholders against Penn West Petroleum Ltd. ("Penn West" or the "Company") (TSX - PWT; NYSE - PWE), in conjunction with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP of New York. The investigation relates to the July 29, 2014 announcement by Penn Wes... [Read full article]

Canadian General Motors Class Action Launched for Ignition Switch and Power Steering Defects
TORONTO, April 10, 2014 – A national class action has been commenced on behalf of all Canadian owners, operators, lessors and passengers of GM vehicles that have been the subject of recent recalls for ignition switch and power steering defects. The claim has been brought by the family of Nick Baker, a Cornwall man who was just 22 years old when he lost control of his 2006 ... [Read full article]

Canadian Facebook Class Action Commenced for Interception of Private Messages
TORONTO, April 9, 2014 – A class action lawsuit commenced today in the Ontario Superior Court alleges that Facebook illicitly intercepted and scanned its users' private messages without their knowledge or consent. The lawsuit alleges that the URLs (website addresses) in users' private messages were harvested by Facebook in violation of users’ privacy. Facebook did this in ... [Read full article]

Update - 6 March 2014 - Settlement Approval Hearing for Protective Products of America Inc. Securities Litigation Takes Place
The settlement for the Protective Products of America Inc. Securities Litigation approval hearing took place on March 6, 2014. A copy of the order approving the settlement and class counsel fees can be found here A copy of Justice Perell's Reasons for settlement a... [Read full article]

UPDATE: Court Approves Notice of Proposed Settlement of Protective Products of America Inc. Securities Litigation
TORONTO, January 20, 2014 – The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued an order approving notice of the proposed settlement of this action and scheduling a settlement approval hearing date for March 6, 2014. The Court has also ordered that, in order to participate in any distribution of the settlement funds, class members must submit their proof of claim forms to th... [Read full article]

Victory for Access to Justice in Supreme Court of Canada “Market Timing” Decision
TORONTO – December 17, 2013 – In a major win for access to justice, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a decision to certify the “market timing” class action (Fischer v CI Mutual Funds). The decision gives a green light to class actions even where a parallel regulatory proceeding has generated some compensation, if that proceeding did not provide sufficient access t... [Read full article]

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