Class Actions

Cavalluzzo is a leading class actions firm. Our civil litigators specialize in class actions that advance the rights of employees, investors, and others who seek justice in and around the workplace and justice in their relations with government. Class actions allow individuals whose claims might be too small to litigate individually to seek redress through a collective court proceeding on behalf of a group of people who have suffered similar losses.

We have advanced some of the leading employment and pension and benefits class actions in Canada. Some of the class members we have served include:

  • women who were denied employment insurance benefits during parental leave;
  • shareholders who alleged investment losses due to corporate misrepresentations;
  • union members who lost their insurance benefits due to demutualization; and
  • teachers whose private school employer refused to comply with the Employment Standards Act.

More information on these and other cases we have litigated is provided below.

Are you a class member or potential class member? Information about your case can be found below.

Ongoing Class Actions

Last Modified: 16 November 2022

Basic Income Class Action

If you were a recipient of the Ontario Basic Income, you might benefit from this Class Action. We encourage you to fill out the form found at the bott...
Last Modified: 24 August 2022

Cineflix Class Action

A class action lawsuit was recently settled between Cineflix and factual TV workers. The settlement provides compensation to most Cineflix workers who...
Last Modified: 8 March 2022

Insight Class Action

The class action against Insight has been dismissed.
Last Modified: 27 July 2021

Enbridge Pension Plan Class Action

The class action alleges that Enbridge was required to give its employees “credited service” when its employees take a maternity or parent...
Last Modified: 20 May 2021

Blyth Academy Class Action

CASE SETTLED – MATTER COMPLETED In October 2017, Cavalluzzo LLP launched a class action against Blyth Academy on behalf of its teachers. The cla...
Last Modified: 18 February 2021

CTS of Canada Class Action

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement A settlement agreement has been reached between CTS and the Representative Plaintiffs, Claudette Wood, John...

Completed Class Actions

Last Modified: 25 June 2021

Employment Insurance, Moms on Maternity Class Action / Assurance emploi - recours collectif

The class action alleged that the government and its EI Commission refused to recognize those sickness leave claims and negligently advised claimants ...
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

Ontario Government Retiree Benefits Case

Our firm commenced an action against the Ontario government with respect to its decision to reduce the health, dental and other benefits of approximat...
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

Manulife Financial Corporation

In the class action, it is alleged, among other things, that the defendants negligently made misrepresentations relating to Manulife’s risk mana...
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

Krones Machinery Co. Ltd.

This is an action which was initiated with respect to the closure of this manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ontario.
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

Viskase Companies Inc. and Viskase Canada Inc.

A settlement was reached reinstating paid life insurance coverage and compensating certain class members for the loss of their other paid benefits.
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

North Shore Catholic District School Board

When mutual insurance companies “demutualized” several years ago, a number of employers received substantial benefits as a result of the g...

Related Cases

Case/
21 January 2019

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)
Case/
2 January 2019

Heller v. Uber Technologies

Cavalluzzo LLP acted for David Heller in Heller v. Uber Technologies.
Case/
16 November 2016

McCrea v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FCA 285 (CanLII)

McCrea v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FCA 285 (CanLII)
Case/
26 September 2016

Wood v. CTS of Canada Co., 2017 ONSC 5695 (CanLII)

Wood v. CTS of Canada Co., 2017 ONSC 5695 (CanLII)
Case/
23 June 2016

McSheffrey v Ontario, 2015 ONSC 4013 (CanLII)

McSheffrey v Ontario, 2015 ONSC 4013 (CanLII)
Case/
5 May 2015

McCrea v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 592 (CanLII)

McCrea v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 592 (CanLII)

Related Resources

News/23 June 2022

"Basic Income Class Action Lawsuit can Proceed: Ontario Court of Appeal"

Kaley Duff is quoted in today's edition of the Lindsay Advocate, commenting on the recent decision b...
News/7 April 2022

Cineflix Settlement Called a "Win-Win for Workers"

Cineflix settlement called a "win-win" for workers. Playback Online and the Hollywood Reporter publi...
News/5 April 2022

Cineflix Will Pay $2.5 million to Class Members in Cineflix Class Action Settlement

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Cineflix had the option to pay $1 million to class memb...
News/5 October 2021

Proposed Settlement Agreement Reached on the Cineflix Class Action

Lawyers Stephen Moreau and Sean Fitzpatrick reach a proposed settlement agreement with Cineflix on t...
Blog/15 March 2021

Federal Court Approves $1.9 Million Settlement in Bernlohr c. Anciens employés d’Aveos Performance Aéronautique Inc

Cavalluzzo Lawyers represented former Aveos employees who had been denied wages, vacation pay, and severance pay when the large aircraft maintenance company filed for bankruptcy

The Federal Court approved a class settlement in the amount of $1.9 million in Bernlohr c. Anciens employés d’Aveos Performance Aéronautique Inc. This...
Blog/15 March 2021

Federal Court Approves $1.9 Million Settlement in Bernlohr c. Anciens employés d’Aveos Performance Aéronautique Inc

Cavalluzzo Lawyers represented former Aveos employees who had been denied wages, vacation pay, and severance pay when the large aircraft maintenance company filed for bankruptcy

The Federal Court approved a class settlement in the amount of $1.9 million in Bernlohr c. Anciens employés d’Aveos Performance Aéronautique Inc. This...
Blog/2 July 2020

Heller v Uber Technologies Inc: Supreme Court of Canada Finds Mandatory Arbitration Clause Unconscionable

The Supreme Court recently released its reasons in the much anticipated Uber case. In this landmark ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-...
Blog/19 April 2019

Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’

Toronto class-action lawyer Stephen Moreau has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its cancellation of the guaranteed income ...
News/23 June 2022

"Basic Income Class Action Lawsuit can Proceed: Ontario Court of Appeal"

Kaley Duff quoted in Lindsay Advocate

Kaley Duff is quoted in today's edition of the Lindsay Advocate, commenting on the recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal that the Basic Incom...
News/7 April 2022

Cineflix Settlement Called a "Win-Win for Workers"

Playback Online and the Hollywood Reporter publish articles regarding this class action settlement

Cineflix settlement called a "win-win" for workers. Playback Online and the Hollywood Reporter publish articles regarding this class action settlement...
News/5 April 2022

Cineflix Will Pay $2.5 million to Class Members in Cineflix Class Action Settlement

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Cineflix had the option to pay $1 million to class members and sign a Collective Agreement or pay class m...
News/5 October 2021

Proposed Settlement Agreement Reached on the Cineflix Class Action

Proposed Agreement Could Be the First of Its Kind in this Industry

Lawyers Stephen Moreau and Sean Fitzpatrick reach a proposed settlement agreement with Cineflix on the Cineflix class action. This Agreement will see ...
News/27 July 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches class action against Enbridge Inc and Enbridge Gas Inc.

Enbridge employees across Canada who have taken a parental or pregnancy leave since 1990 may be missing years of service in their pension plans

Cavalluzzo LLP launches class action against Enbridge Inc and Enbridge Gas Inc. Enbridge employees across Canada who have taken a parental or pregnanc...
News/5 March 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches new class action against RBC Dominion Securities

New class action claims damages for unpaid vacation and holiday pay

Cavalluzzo class action featured in a variety of new stories across the country.
Event/Jun 12, 2019

Michael Wright Speaks at Law Society's Six-Minute Business Lawyer Conference

Michael Wright speaks at the Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Business Lawyer  Conference, 2019. He will be speaking about the enforceability ...