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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 31, 2013
Teck/Cominco Pension Plan Conversion Class Action Certified

Mr. Justice Smith certified the action in Weldon v. Teck Metals Ltd. et al as a class proceeding on December 21, 2012 and appointed James…

December 18, 2012
SRAM Class Action – November 21, 2012 – Courts Approve Certification and Publication re: Micron Settlement

The plaintiffs in the Ontario, British Columbia and Québec Actions have reached a settlement with Micron Technology, Inc., Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., and Micron Semiconductor…

October 25, 2012
Samji Ponzi Scheme – October 24, 2012 – Certification Hearing and other Important Dates

Class Counsel would like to inform investors of some important upcoming dates in the Jer v. Samji action: November 13, 2012: Class counsel will attend…

October 3, 2012
Notice of Partial Certification Approval in BC Compressors Class Action

Motion to approve the ACC Settlement Agreement is to be heard December 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. All…

September 26, 2012
Samji Ponzi Scheme – September 24, 2012 – Counsel preparing for a 5-day Certification Hearing in Spring 2013

Class counsel appeared before Madam Justice Gerow on September 24, 2012 to set down the certification schedule as the materials for the Certification motion are…

Samji Ponzi Scheme Second Further Amended Notice of Civil Claim filed September 21, 2012

A Second Further Amended Notice of Civil Claim has been filed which adds additional allegations against Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, the Royal Bank of…

SRAM Class Action – September 26, 2012 – Micron Settlement

A settlement has been reached with Micron Technology, Inc., Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., and Micron Semiconductor Canada, Inc. (“Micron”).  A link to the settlement agreement…

September 4, 2012
Samji Ponzi Scheme Further Amended Notice of Civil Claim filed August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012: A Further Amended Notice of Civil Claim has been filed, which adds Worldsource Financial Management Inc. and Vancouver City Savings Credit Union…

Samji Ponzi Scheme – Justice Gerow to case manage all actions against Rashida Samji

July 25, 2012: The B.C. Supreme Court today announced that Justice Gerow – the judge overseeing the class action – has been appointed to case…

July 19, 2012
Samji Ponzi Scheme Amended Notice of Civil Claim filed June 5, 2012

We are co-counsel in a class action brought on behalf of the victims of the “Mark Anthony Investment” scheme promoted by a notary public, Rashida…