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.
  • Fanshawe College v. LG Display Co, Ltd. – acting for LG Display in defence of class actions commenced in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec alleging price-fixing of LCD panels.