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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

June 15, 2015
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…

March 6, 2015
Teck/Cominco – Update March 3, 2015

There is a distribution plan update.  Please see the Teck/Cominco Pension Plan Conversion wepage for more information.

February 22, 2015
DRAM Class Action: Collect Money Owed to You

The DRAM Class Action is a lawsuit that successfully claimed Canadians paid too much for memory chips (known as DRAM) because some manufacturers conspired to…

January 6, 2015
Notice of Certification in the Canadian Auto Parts Price-Fixing Class Actions

Notice of Certification for settlement purposes and settlement approval hearing in the Canadian Auto Parts Price-Fixing Class Actions This notice is about the Automotive Wire…

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…