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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 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…

DRAM Class Action: Samsung and Hynix settlements approved

Samsung and Hynix settlements approved at hearings in BC, Ontario and Quebec in June 2013.

DRAM Class Action: Defendants’ appeal of class certification denied

October 31, 2013 – Defendants’ appeal of class certification is denied by the Supreme Court of Canada (Quebec action).

November 19, 2013
Hepatitis C Class Action – IMPORTANT NOTICE – Hearing November 26, 2013

IMPORTANT NOTICE PROPOSED PROTOCOL FOR CLAIM REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CLAIM DEADLINE OF JUNE 30, 2010 Class Action Counsel in the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C…

October 28, 2013
Samji Ponzi Scheme – September 10, 2013 – Certified as a Class Action

The Samji Ponzi Scheme matter was certified as a class action on September 10, 2013.  The details of the decision are available in Madam Justice…

September 16, 2013
Hearings set to approve Samsung Settlement in Quebec, Ontario and BC in October and November 2013

Hearings will be held as follows: Quebec: Quebec Courthouse on October 16, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. British Columbia: Vancouver Courthouse on November 4, 2013 at…

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