Class Action Lawsuits
Potential Class Action against Toys R Us: PST charged on PST-exempt items
Individuals who have been charged PST on certain baby and children products through Toys “R” Us online store may be entitled to compensation for the charges.
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If you have been affected by the GM Financial Data Breach, please click here for information on how to get involved in a potential class action.
If you have been affected by the Walmart Canada Photocentre Data Breach, please click here for information on how to get involved in a potential class action.
In Canada, class action litigation is in a dynamic state of development. Class actions are major concerns for businesses because of the financial exposure and the potential harm to reputation, customer and employee relations as well as public relations. Providing a successful defence against class action law suits is a challenge that requires both creativity and a great breadth of expertise. That is why Crystal & Associates is the right choice for you. At Crystal & Associates our team provides class action advice and representation. Whether it is risk management to avoid class actions, settlements or defence of claims that is required, our Class Action team is able to assist you with the identification and execution of strategic responses.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
The proposed class action involving breaches of patients’ personal health information at Peterborough Regional Health Centre is proceeding to the next step: applying to the court to have the action certified as a class action. There are no court dates set as of yet.
Supreme Court of Canada Decision Permits Proposed Peterborough Regional Health Centre Class Action to Proceed
Case summaries are prepared by the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (Law Branch) for information purposes only.
Articles Relating to Peterborough Regional Health Centre Proposed Class Action
Decisions Relating to Peterborough Regional Health Centre Proposed Class Action
- Peterborough Regional Health Centre, et al. v. Heike Hesse and Erkenraadje Wensvoort on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, et al., October 29, 2015
- Hopkins v Kay, 2014 ONSC 321 (CanlII).
Rouge Valley Health System
The proposed class action involving breaches of patients’ personal health information at Rouge Valley Health System is proceeding to the next step: applying to the court to have the action certified as a class action. There are no court dates set as of yet.
Articles Relating to Rouge Vally Health System Proposed Class Action
Sault Area Hospital
We are currently reviewing the information collected during our visit to Sault Ste. Marie and will be filing a statement of claim initiating the class-action in the next few weeks. Please use the website to keep updated and feel free to communicate via email. Our intention is to visit your area after we file a statement of claim. We are encouraging all patients who have received letters to return to the hospital and request the following further information:
- The name of the individual who accessed your file
- How many times your file was accessed
- Copies of what was exactly accessed
- Date and time the access took place
A further meeting will be held in Sault Ste Marie in June or July 2014.
- Lawyer assessing class action suit in SAH privacy breach
- Lawyer to look at earlier Sault Area Hospital breach
- Lawyer to hold information session with SAH victims
- Breach of privacy leaves patients family distraught
- Class action suit in the works over privacy breach
Court Transcript Overbilling
- Court transcript overbilling inadvertent, company says
Online Breach at SAH
Police Reference Checks
- Toronto woman stunned by police revelation in background check
- 420,000 in police database never convicted: Analysis
- She threw water at him. It came up on a police check
- Reform needed for police background checks
- Canadians stunned to learn they have police records, despite never being found guilty
Class Proceedings Fund
In 1992, an amendment under the Law Society Act established the Class Proceedings fund (“The Fund”) and the Class Proceedings Committee. The Fund provides financial support to approved class action plaintiffs for legal disbursements and it indemnifies plaintiffs for costs that may be awarded against them in funded proceedings.
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