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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

March 24, 2020
Compensation Claims Arising from Downing of Ukrainian Airlines PS752

اطلاعات راجع به ادعاهای جبران خسارت (به زبان فارسی) Compensation Claims Information (in English) CFM Lawyers is a Vancouver based aviation law firm. We act…

February 12, 2020
Autoparts AWHS: Claims Process is Now Open

Settlements have been reached with all defendants in the Automotive Wire Harness Systems action. The Courts have approved a protocol for the distribution of the…

January 29, 2020
Optical Disc Drive Price Fixing

The British Columbia ODD class action has been certified on behalf of a national class.

January 24, 2020
Autoparts – New Settlements

Settlements have been reached with the following defendants: – DENSO Corporation, DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO Manufacturing Canada, Inc., DENSO Sales Canada, Inc., DENSO Korea…

January 10, 2020
Coast Capital Foreign Exchange

Here are the notices of certification for this class action: Long Form Notice Short Form Notice

October 8, 2019
Lithium Ion Batteries Class Action

A settlement has been reached with Maxwell for USD $300,000.

September 23, 2019
Foreign Exchange Manipulation (ForEx) Class Action

Settlement Class Members who wish to apply for compensation under the settlements must apply no later than January 15, 2020. Claims that are not made…

August 6, 2019
Optical Disc Drive Price Fixing

A settlement has been reached with PLDS totaling over $5 million.

June 5, 2019
Auto-Parts – Settlement

Settlement A settlement has been reached with the defendant, Nishikawa Rubber Co. (“Nishikawa”), in the amount of $5,750,000. The Nishikawa settlement releases the claims against…

May 13, 2019
Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries Settlements

Settlements have been reached with LG Chem and Toshiba totaling over $5 million.