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July 10, 2018

Class Counsel attended before the BC Court on June 25, 2018 for the application to approve settlements with National Bank, Visa and Mastercard and are…

June 21, 2018

On June 15, 2018, the court approved an order finalizing the distribution of settlement funds in this class action. The settlement distribution has now been…

May 15, 2018

Settlements totaling $290,000 were reached with Trillium Health Care Products Inc., Vita Health Products Inc. and Procter & Gamble Inc. The settlement funds were used…

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Visa / Mastercard – National Bank Settlement Approval Hearings

Visa / Mastercard – National Bank Settlement Approval Hearings

Class Counsel attended before the BC Court on June 25, 2018 for the application to approve settlements with National Bank, Visa and Mastercard and are awaiting a decision from the BC Court. In the meantime, the hearings scheduled for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario have been adjourned. Please contact Class Counsel at info@creditcardsettlements.ca or swong@cfmlawyers.ca if you would like to receive information when those hearings are rescheduled. New hearing dates will also be posted on this website once they are available.

Commercial Halibut Fishing Class Action update

On June 15, 2018, the court approved an order finalizing the distribution of settlement funds in this class action. The settlement distribution has now been completed, and the matter will be discontinued once all of the distribution cheques have been cashed.

Children’s Cough Medicine

Settlements totaling $290,000 were reached with Trillium Health Care Products Inc., Vita Health Products Inc. and Procter & Gamble Inc. The settlement funds were used to pay out disbursements that were incurred in litigating the actuin, and all remaining funds ($154,788.89) will be distributed by a cy-pres payment to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Visa / Mastercard Class Action – Settlement Approval Hearing

Settlements have been reached with National Bank, Visa and MasterCard.

Congratulations Madam Justice Sharon Matthews!

Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP is very proud to congratulate Sharon Matthews on her appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Sharon has practiced with J.J. Camp, Q.C. and Joe Fiorante, Q.C. since she was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1993.  She was a founding partner of our firm representing clients at trials and on appeals in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sharon has been recognized by her peers not only for her accomplishments in her litigation practice but also for the time and energy she devoted to improving access to justice. She is respected for her contributions to the growth and development of the profession with the Canadian Bar Association both provincially and nationally. Sharon is a three time recipient of the CBABC President’s Medal and a UBC Law Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumna.  Among other things, she volunteers as a roster lawyer for Access Pro Bono and frequently speaks at professional development events for the CBABC, Continuing Legal Education, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and Osgoode Professional Development.

In December 2012, Sharon was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in recognition for her exceptional legal skills and contributions to the profession.

ODD Class Action – Settlement approval hearing

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

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, followed by an oral hearing. Exchange of the parties written cases, expert reports, and pre-trial applications will continue through the spring of 2018.  The oral hearing is currently scheduled for July 9, 2018 through to January 18, 2019.  These hearing will be held in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Courthouse, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC.

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) (“S-Y Systems”) in the amount of $50,000.

Radiators:

T. Rad Co., Ltd. and T. Rad North America Inc. (“T. Rad”), in the amount of $1,053,975.67

The S-Y Systems and T. Rad settlements are subject to court approval in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario. Applications to approve the S-Y Systems and T. Rad settlements will be heard in the British Columbia Court in the city of Vancouver on December 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Quebec Court in the City of Quebec on December 15, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. and in the Ontario Court in the city of Toronto on January 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.  The Courts will decide whether the settlements are fair, reasonable, and in the best interests of settlement class members.

Finkel v Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

On October 20, 2017, the Court of Appeal released the reasons for judgement upholding certification of the case as a class proceeding. You can access this decision by clicking on the link below.

 

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 January 19, 2018.  For further details, please visit the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) on our website.

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