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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

September 29, 2015

Motion to approve Panasonic Settlement Agreement scheduled for November 9, 2015 at 10:00am PST at the Vancouver Courthouse.

September 17, 2015
BC Court of Appeal Reasons – August 19, 2015

The plaintiffs have reached additional settlements with the Citigroup and Capital One defendants. On August 20, 2015, the BC Court certified the BC Action against…

Settlement is approved by the British Columbia Supreme Court
July 28, 2015
BC, Ontario and Quebec Certify Polyurethane Foam Actions for Settlement Purposes.

On July 27, 2015, the Courts in BC, Ontario and Quebec have now certified the polyurethane foam actions against Woodbridge, Vitafoam, Carpenter, FFP/Flexible Foam, Future…

July 27, 2015
Teck/Cominco Court Hearing Result: Settlement Agreement Approved

On July 24, 2015, the Court approved the settlement agreement, the plan to distribute settlement funds, class counsel’s fees, and the additional compensation for Jim…

July 15, 2015
Settlement, subject to court approval, reached in Category L Commercial Halibut Fishing License Case

A settlement, subject to court approval, has been reached in this case.  A hearing has been set for 2:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015 for…

June 22, 2015
Notice of Hearing in Hydrogen Peroxide Class Action

Class Counsel have brought a motion in Ontario to amend the class definition.  The proposed amendment narrows the class. The proposed amendment requires approval by…

June 15, 2015
Teck/Cominco – Letter Mailed Out and Town Hall Meeting Coming

On June 15 & 16 class counsel mailed a letter to class members explaining the settlement, the distribution of settlement funds, and other important information….

Polyurethane Foam – New Settlements and Certifications

There are new settlements with Carpenter, Vitafoam, Woodbridge, FFP/Flexible Foam, Future Foam, Hickory Springs, Leggett & Platt, and the Former FXI Individuals (see below for…

May 7, 2015
Polyurethane Foam update

The BC Court has certified the BC class actions against Foamex Innovations, Inc., Foamex Innovations Canada, Inc., Michael Calderoni, Donald Phillips and Vicenzo Bonaddio (the…