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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

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…

April 12, 2016
Visa / Mastercard – Desjardins Settlement

The plaintiffs have reached a national settlement agreement with the defendant Desjardins (the “Desjardins Settlement”). Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Desjardins will pay…

April 4, 2016
SRAM Claims Process Is Now Open

The claims process in the case alleging price fixing of SRAM and products containing SRAM is now open.  Consumers, businesses and other organizations can now…

January 19, 2016
Notice – Automotive Wire Harness Systems; Instrument Panel Clusters; Fuel Senders

Please click below to review the Notice of Certification about the Automotive Wire Harness Systems, Instrument Panel Clusters and Fuel Senders price-fixing class actions: Long…

January 13, 2016
Hydrogen Peroxide Class Definition Amended

On October 30th, 2015, the Court approved an amendment to the class definition. This amendment excludes certain persons and starts the limitation period running for…

January 6, 2016
Commercial Halibut Fishing

Claims packages to be sent in early 2016 to Class and Sub-Class Members.

December 21, 2015
Compressors Update

Settlements have been reached with Danfoss Flensburg, Embraco, Panasonic and Tecumseh for a total of CDN $4,770,000. A joint hearing has been scheduled to approve…

October 1, 2015
Teck / Cominco: Cheques Mailed Out

Starting on October 1, 2015, letters and cheques will be mailed out to claimants receiving funds.  For more information, please visit our Teck/Cominco webpage listed below…