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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

February 11, 2019
Silver Price Manipulation Certification for Settlement

On October 25, 2018, the Ontario Court approved a motion to certify the within action as against Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Limited, and…

January 17, 2019
Foreign Exchange Manipulation

A national settlement has been reached with Morgan Stanley for USD$2.3 million, subject to court approval in Ontario and Quebec.  At the approval hearings, the…

December 7, 2018
Small Bearings

On November 8, 2018, the BC Court approved a motion to certify the within action as against MinebeaMitsumi Inc. (formerly Minebea Co. Ltd.), NMB Korea,…

November 26, 2018
Hydrogen Peroxide National Settlement Approval

A national settlement, totaling $3.25 million has been reached with FMC Corporation and FMC of Canada, Ltd. (collectively “FMC”). The FMC settlement approval motion will…

October 30, 2018
CRT Price Fixing Class Action – Distribution of Settlement Funds to Class Members

Class members can make a claim from November 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019 at www.crtclassactioncanada.ca.

September 17, 2018
Commercial Halibut Fishing – Matter Concluded

This class action has been concluded. On September 12, 2018, a Consent Dismissal Order was filed with the court registry dismissing all claims.

August 23, 2018
Microsoft Class Action

Motion to approve Settlement Agreement scheduled for September 21, 2018.

August 22, 2018
Capacitors Class Action

Settlements have been reached with TOKIN, Nitsuko and Okaya. Hearings to approve the settlements will be heard this Fall. For more information on this case,…

August 2, 2018
Visa / Mastercard – Application to Approve Settlements with National Bank, Visa and Mastercard

Class Counsel attended before the BC Court on June 25, 2018, July 4, 2018 and July 5, 2018 for the application to approve settlements with…

July 26, 2018
Entered Alberta Order re Adjournment of Settlement Approval (Visa, Mastercard and National Bank)

A copy of the order can be viewed HERE.

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