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Class Actions

Ever since 1995 when the Class Proceedings Act came into force in British Columbia, CFM has been acting on behalf of plaintiffs pursuing large corporations, particularly in the areas of competition law and price fixing.

CFM has played a role in many class actions since 1995. One of the most notable to date being its participation as lead counsel in pursuing Hepatitis C litigation and in resolving that litigation on a pan-Canadian basis. The settlement amount was valued at $1.6 billion.

A full list of current active litigation where our lawyers are acting as counsel can be found in the left-hand side bar. Click on the case name to view full information about the case.

Notable cases in this field include:

  • DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) Class Action: Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Infineon Technologies AG et al.
  • LCD Class Action: (Gruber v. LG Phillips LCD Co. Ltd. et al.)
  • Life Insurance Class Action: (Kenny v. Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company aka North West Life and Seaboard Life Insurance Company)
  • Hepatitis C Class Action: (Endean v. The Canadian Red Cross Society et al.)
  • Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation v. British Columbia (Agriculture and Lands)
  • Microsoft Class Action: Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. and Godfrey v. Microsoft Corporation

Recent Class Action Updates

February 14, 2018
ODD Class Action – Settlement approval hearing

Settlements have been reached with the TEAC, NEC and Hitachi-LG Defendants.

January 5, 2018
Microsoft Class Action Trial

The trial phase of this action has commenced. The parties have agreed to a modified trial structure where the cases-in-chief will be exchanged in writing,…

November 7, 2017
Autoparts – Automotive Wire Harness Systems & Radiators

Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions: Automotive Wire Harness Systems: Yazaki Systems Technologies GmbH (formerly S-Y Systems Technologies Europe, GmbH)…

October 20, 2017
LCD Class Action – Second Distribution of Settlement Funds to Class Members

LCD Class Action – Second round of claims process now open. Claims can be submitted online by clicking here for the LCD Claims website until…

October 9, 2017
Polyurethane Foam Price Fixing -Distribution of Settlement Funds to Class Members

Distribution and administration protocols have now been approved by the Courts. Class members can make claims for reimbursement starting October 9, 2017 at “Foam for…

August 25, 2017
De Beers Settlement

Did you purchase a Gem Grade Diamond between January 1, 1994 and October 14, 2016? If so, you may be affected by a class action…

July 20, 2017
Commercial Halibut Fishing – Final Approval of Settlement Distribution Update

A hearing has been set for September 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. to seek final approval of the settlement distribution in this class proceeding. The…

July 6, 2017
LCD Price-Fixing Class Action Settlements

Settlements with the defendants LG and Hannstar, in the amounts of $21,200,000 and $2,050,000 respectively, have been approved by the BC, Ontario and Quebec Courts….

April 19, 2017
Auto-Parts Class Action Settlements

Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions: Automotive Wire Harness Systems: Leoni AG, Leoni Kabel GmbH, Leoni Wiring Systems, Inc., Leonische…

March 10, 2017
Foreign Exchange Manipulation

The Ontario court has certified this action for settlement purposes against three additional groups of defendants: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co.,…