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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]

Ontario Superior Court Judge Permits Lawsuit to Proceed Against the Ontario Government and Defendant Doctors on Behalf of Alleged Victims of Torture in Oak Ridge Group Action
On November 29, 2013, by Order of Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court, five plaintiffs were added to the Oak Ridge group action. The decision also granted the plaintiffs’ request to have the claims of nine plaintiffs discontinued. Rochon Genova LLP, the lawyers for the group of plaintiffs, argued a full day motion on November 22, 2013. The defendants, the ... [Read full article]

Update – December 2, 2013: Class Action Launched Against Bell Mobility and Telus for Unlawful Billing Practices
A proposed class action against Bell Mobility is scheduled for certification hearings between April 28 and April 30, 2014. Rochon Genova has brought actions against both Bell Mobility and Telus, claiming that both telecommunications providers breached its contracts with consumers surrounding the fundamental issue of “talk time” and in this regard, engaged in deceptive busi... [Read full article]

Update - December 2, 2013 - Zimmer
Rochon Genova LLP has commenced several individual actions on behalf of people who developed severe hip pain and other complications following their implant with the Zimmer Durom Cup. The Durom Cup is an artificial joint socket used in total hip replacement surgery. It is part of a metal-on-metal hip implant system that was widely marketed to physicians and patients as ... [Read full article]

Update - December 2, 2013 - Depuy Class Action
Rochon Genova LLP has joined with other class counsel to pursue a national class action against DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, regarding the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The Ontario national class action, which was certified by order of Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court on August 27, 2013, is pursued ... [Read full article]

Update – November 22, 2013. Parties discuss settlement in Guidant Defibrillator Class Action.
This class action was certified by the Order of Justice Cullity dated June 17, 2008, which Guidant unsuccessfully attempted to appeal. Since then, the parties have been engaging in settlement discussions. The time to opt out of the class action has passed. If you would like more information about this class action, please contact us by clicking here. ... [Read full article]

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