Class Action

 

Certification Not the Holy Grail Anymore

Posted: May 2009

The certification stage in class ac­tion lawsuits has traditionally been considered the Holy Grail, signal­ing to successful plaintiffs that a settlement is probably just around the corner. But now, an increasing number of defendants aren’t rolling over at that point — instead they’re pushing cases towards trial.

 

Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. - Reasons for Certification Decision

Posted: March 2009

Reasons for Certification Decision - March 16, 2009
Robert Zopf, a proposed representative plaintiff, brings this motion for certification of a class action against Soberman Tessis Inc., Trustee in Bankruptcy for the Estate of the Bankrupt Farm Mutual Services Inc.

 

Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. - Order Certification

Posted: March 2009

Order Certification - March 16, 2009
This motion, made by the Plaintiff for an order that this action be certified as a class proceeding pursuant to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 6, was heard on March 6th & 16th, 2009.

 

Port of Newcastle Class Action Certification Decision

Posted: December 2008

On December 15, 2008 the Honourable Mr. Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a class action in this matter.

 

Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. - Order Lifting Stay

Posted: December 2008

On November 24, 2008, the Court lifted the 'stay' of our claim against the bankrupt, Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. Accordingly, our claim may now proceed.

 

Statement of Claim (Directors of Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc.)

Posted: November 2008

Statement of Claim against the Directors of Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc.

 

Statement of Claim (Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc.)

Posted: June 2008

 Statement of Claim - Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. Class Action

 

Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. Press Release - June 24, 2008

Posted: June 2008

On June 24, 2008, Thomson, Rogers issued a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit against Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. on behalf of all debenture holders in Factorcorp Financial Inc. (“Factorcorp”) who purchased debentures from Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc.

 

Port of Newcastle Residents - Statement of Claim

Posted: December 2007

Thomson, Rogers has issued a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners within the Port of Newcastle subdivision, in Newcastle, Ontario, who allege to have been mislead by the subdivision developers, lead by the Kaitlin Group Ltd.

 

Mirapex Class Action Update: Recent U.S. Court Punitive Damages Order

Posted: November 2007

 On November 26, 2007, a U.S. Court allowed various Mirapex claimants to claim punitive damages against the drug manufacturers of the dopamine agonist drug Mirapex.  Click here to review a copy of the U.S. Court decisions.  At pages 10 through 18 of the decision, the US Court summarizes in great detail the facts relied on by the Mirapex claimants.

 

Jury Questions in Complex Cases

Posted: March 2007

 Stacey L. Stevens, L. Craig Brown, Jury Questions in Complex Cases, presented March 30, 2007

 

Strategies for Success in Class Actions

Posted: February 2007

 L. Craig Brown, Strategies for Success in Class Actions, February 19, 2007

 

Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2006 CanLII 41673 (ON S.C.)

Posted: December 2006

 Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2006 CanLII 41673 (ON S.C.), December 15, 2006

The plaintiffs bring this motion, on consent, for a certification of the action as a class proceeding and approval of a proposed settlement including payment of class counsel fees. The action relates to claims arising throughout Canada as a result of the existence and operation of institutions known collectively as "Indian Residential Schools" ("IRS").

 

Houston Press Article (Mirapex)

Posted: September 2005

Overstimulated - How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time.

 

Globe and Mail Article (Permax)

Posted: July 2005

A second lawsuit has been filed in Ontario that alleges a connection between gambling and a popular drug to treat Parkinson's disease.
Eli Lilly Canada Inc. of Toronto said it received a statement of claim that alleges its Permax drug causes "compulsive, obsessive behaviour, including pathological gambling."

 

Gambling Addiction Leads to National Class Action Lawsuit (Permax)

Posted: July 2005

A national Class Action lawsuit has been launched claiming that people with Parkinson’s disease developed a gambling addiction as a result of their use of the drug Permax. The Plaintiffs, who are represented by the Toronto law firm of Thomson, Rogers, seek millions of dollars in compensation.

 

Toronto Star Article (Permax)

Posted: July 2005

Draxis Health Inc. is facing a lawsuit alleging that a drug it distributed in Canada (Permax) causes obsessive behaviour, including "pathological" gambling.

 

Permax Class Action Statement of Claim

Posted: July 2005

Statement of Claim between Swapan Banerjee and Shire Biochem Inc., Draxis Health Inc., Eli Lilly Canada Inc., and Eli Lilly & Company

 

Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2005 CanLII 18717 (ON S.C.)

Posted: May 2005

 Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2005 CanLII 18717 (ON S.C.), May 30, 2005

This is a motion in writing regarding the order of procedure in an intended class proceeding brought against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of a class of aboriginal persons who attended residential schools in Canada from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1996. The plaintiffs, defendant and third parties were directed to file written submissions regarding their respective positions on the sequencing of motions, including the certification motion.

 

Gambling Addiction Leads To National Class Action Lawsuit (Mirapex)

Posted: May 2005

A national Class Action lawsuit has been launched claiming that people with Parkinson's disease developed a gambling addiction as a result of their use of the drug Mirapex. The plaintiffs, who are represented by the Toronto law firm of Thomson, Rogers, seek millions of dollars in compensation from the drug's Canadian manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., and two American corporations.

 

Mirapex Class Action Statement of Claim

Posted: May 2005

Statement of Claim between Gerard Schick and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Pfizer Inc.