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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

December 8, 2014
Teck/Cominco – Letter and form mailed out to class members on December 4, 2014

Class counsel mailed a letter to class members with a form to be completed.  If you want to share in the settlement funds, you must…

De Beers – Certification Granted

The De Beers class action was certified by Madame Justice Brown on December 2, 2014. De Beers – Reasons for Judgment from Madame Justice Brown…

November 14, 2014
Settlement reached in Teck/Cominco pension plan case

A settlement has been reached in principle in this matter and notice to class members will follow by mail at the end of November. Please…

September 15, 2014
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Claims Process Begins

The claims process in the litigation alleging price fixing of LCD panels and products has begun. Consumers and businesses can now submit claims for compensation…

July 25, 2014
DRAM: Plan to pay funds to class members and $80 million in settlements – approvals sought

On September 8, 2014 class counsel will ask the Honourable Justice Masuhara to approve settlements (total settlements in this action now total $80 million), a…

June 27, 2014
Developments in Commercial Halibut Fishing Litigation

On June 13, 2014 the Supreme Court of British Columbia certified a subclass. Click to read the Interim Ruling.

June 10, 2014
Coast Capital Forex: Proposed Foreign Currency Surcharge Class Action

Case filed in the BC Supreme Court regarding proposed class action concerning provisions of ATM Foreign Exchange Services by Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.

June 6, 2014
Visa / Mastercard – Certification of BC Action

On March 27, 2014, Chief Justice Bauman of the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued reasons for judgment certifying the proceedings commenced in British Columbia…

April 29, 2014
DRAM Class Action: the Hon. Ian Binnie to consider Distribution of Settlement Funds

Class Counsel have now developed a draft plan to distribute settlement funds to class members. The Hon. Ian Binnie will hold a hearing on May…

April 17, 2014
Visa / Mastercard – Public Reasons for Judgment released March 27, 2014

On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of British Columbia concluded that, with respect to some of the pled causes of action, the plaintiff has…