Recent Work
  • Coburn and Watson’s Metropolitan Home v. Bank of America Corporation et al. – acting for CIBC in defence of a set of class actions brought against several banks and credit card companies in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan alleging anti-competitive conduct with respect to fees paid by merchants for the acceptance of credit cards.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a proposed class action against the company and its subsidiary, Afexa Life Sciences, relating to its popular cold and flu remedy, Cold-FX in regards to allegations that Valeant mispresented that the product offered short-term relief of cold and flu symptoms.
  • Fairhurst v. De Beers – acting for multiple defendants in respect of class actions in British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec alleging anti-competitive conduct in the pricing of gem-grade diamonds.
  • Various auto parts manufacturers defending multiple class actions commenced in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba with respect to alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging relating to various auto parts.
  • Medtronic Inc., in relation to Covidien pelvic mesh, in the cross-Canada class actions (including in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan) and individual litigation.
  • CIBC as one of several defendants in a class action brought against Canadian banks alleging deceptive sales and marketing practices in respect of credit protection insurance for credit cards.
  • TELUS Mobility in a motion to authorize class action proceedings against thirteen defendants concerning the sale of extended warranties, which are legislated under Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act.
  • Home Capital Group Inc. in a proceeding by the Ontario Securities Commission and related securities class action alleging failure to comply with public disclosure obligations.
  • Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada et al – acting for Air Canada in defence of class actions commenced in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec relating to alleged anti-competitive conduct in the air cargo industry.
  • The Purdue Frederick Company, Purdue Pharma L.P. and The P.F. Laboratories in proposed class actions commenced on behalf of users of OxyContin® which were instituted in nine Canadian provinces.
  • Eliot Shore v. Avid Life Media Inc. – defending Avid Life Media in class action relating to alleged privacy breach in connection with the hacking of the AshleyMadison.com website.
  • Rose Alzu et al. v. Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. et al. - for Ardent Mills ULC in the defence of a class action concerning flour products under the brand name Robin Hood, among others.
  • Ewert v. Nippon Yusen Kabushki Kaisha et al – acting for NYK Line in defence of class actions in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec alleging price-fixing relating to “roll on, roll off” vehicle ocean freight shipping services.
  • Mancinelli v. UBS et al -  acting for UBS in defence of class actions in Ontario and Quebec alleging manipulation of the foreign exchange market and foreign exchange benchmark rates.
  • Allott v. Hitachi Chemical et al  and Cygnus Electronics v. Hitachi Chemical et al – acting for Hitachi Chemical in defence of two sets of class actions in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia alleging price fixing of film and electrolytic capacitors, a product incorporated into a vast array of electronics, from mobile phones to refrigerators.
  • Plexo, a network of medical clinics, in the context of a class action lawsuit filed by patients in Québec seeking to recover fees paid by them for certain private health care services, known as “accessory fees” which the plaintiffs claim are in violation of the Health Services Act, which stipulates that medical care should be free of charge to patients.
  • Benabu v. Sirius XM Canada Inc. et al., - Sirius XM Canada Inc. in its contestation of an authorization to institute a class action by a Plaintiff which took issue with the manner in which Defendants marketed discounted trial period subscription offers to consumers, claiming that the practice was illegal under the Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act.
  • CIBC in defense of a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit brought against multiple defendants on the basis of “market timing”.
  • Intel Corporation, Intel International, Inc. and Intel of Canada, Ltd. in the context of an application to authorize a class action on the basis of alleged defects affecting Intel’s processors. These allegations arise in the wake of recent security research identifying certain exploits known as Spectre and Meltdown. The matter is respectively at the authorization and certification stage before the Quebec Superior Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
  • Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. in defense of a class action filed by Sopropharm, on behalf of a group of Quebec-based franchisees. By its proceedings, Sopropharm challenges the validity of the royalty clause and of other provisions of the franchise agreements on various grounds, including the alleged violation of the Code of ethics of pharmacists and the Pharmacy Act. Sopropharm is also seeking damages on behalf of the members.