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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

January 12, 2017
Polyurethane Foam – FXI Settlement

The Courts in BC, Ontario and Quebec have now reached a settlement agreement with the FXI Defendants in the Foam actions. On March 6, 2017,…

January 4, 2017
Volkswagen – Notice Campaign

Starting on January 4, 2017, court-approved settlement hearing notices will be published in print and electronic media and sent to potential settlement class members by…

November 24, 2016
Notice – Automotive Wire Harness Systems; Electronic Control Units; Heater Control Panels

  Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions: Automotive Wire Harness Systems: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., SEWS Canada Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring…

October 12, 2016
Foreign Exchange Manipulation

On August 16, 2016, the Ontario court has certified this action for settlement purposes. For further details, please click on the link below.

September 14, 2016
Notice – LCD Class Action

Motions to approve Toshiba and AUO Optronics Settlement Agreements scheduled for October 18, 2016.

Notice – CRT Class Action

Motions to approve Toshiba, Hitachi and LG Settlement Agreements scheduled for October 18, 2016.

May 20, 2016
Optical Disc Drives (ODD)

This action has now been certified. Please see Reasons for Judgment of Mr. Justice Masuhara pronounced May 13, 2016

May 19, 2016

This case has been nationally certified as a class action. If you wish to opt-out of this class action, you must do so by July…

May 2, 2016
DRAM UPDATE: $20 claims were paid by cheques mailed in December 2016.

The cheques sent will become stale-dated on June 11, 2016. Cash your cheque now, if you haven’t done so already.

April 19, 2016
Air Cargo: Settlement with Cathay and Plan to Distribute Settlement Funds

A settlement has been reached with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.  Cathay has agreed to pay CDN $6 million and has agreed to cooperate  with the Canadian…