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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: 30 May 2019

Uber Class Action

Cavalluzzo is co-counsel with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP in a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. and related companies (collectively "Uber...
Last Modified: 11 April 2019

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: 26 March 2019

Blyth Academy Class Action

If you work or worked at Blyth Academy teaching courses there, you might benefit from the Class Action.  We encourage you to fill out the form fo...
Last Modified: 11 February 2019

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

The class action alleges that the government and its EI Commission refused to recognize those sickness leave claims and negligently advised claimants ...
Last Modified: 8 January 2019

Factual Television Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are being contemplated against factual television producers.   If you work or worked for Cineflix, Insight Productions, Boa...
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

CTS of Canada Plant Closure Action

On behalf of three class plaintiffs, Cavalluzzo LLP has filed a class action against CTS of Canada, a Canadian automotive parts manufacturer operating...

Completed Class Actions

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...
Last Modified: 21 December 2018

Johnson Controls Inc.

This action was commenced on April 16, 2010 after Johnson Controls Inc. announced that it was closing its manufacturing plant in Orangeville, Ontario ...

Related Cases

Case/
21 January 2019

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)
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)
Case/
6 October 2014

Chapman v. Benefit Plan Administrators

Counsel to Trustees, Eastern Car Carriers Pension Plan, in class action relating to pension funding issues: Chapman v. Benefit Plan Administrators, 20...

Related Resources

Event/12 June 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, 2...
News/12 April 2019

Advocate Daily: "Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’"

Advocate Daily:  "Class Actions Needed when Governments 'Let us Down'"
Firm News/19 February 2019

Advocate Daily: "Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits"

Advocate Daily: Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits
Firm News/12 February 2019

Tassia Poynter quoted in Law Times

Tassia Poynter was quoted in the January 28, 2019 edition of Law Times regarding a recently proposed...
Blog/21 February 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal: Mandatory Arbitration Violates ESA

Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision in Heller v Uber Technologies Inc (“Heller”), invalidating a mandatory arbitration... Read More
Blog/21 February 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal: Mandatory Arbitration Violates ESA

Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision in Heller v Uber Technologies Inc (“Heller”), invalidating a mandatory arbitration... Read More
News/12 April 2019

Advocate Daily: "Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’"

Advocate Daily:  "Class Actions Needed when Governments 'Let us Down'" Read More
News/19 February 2019

Advocate Daily: "Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits"

Advocate Daily: Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits Read More
News/12 February 2019

Tassia Poynter quoted in Law Times

Tassia Poynter was quoted in the January 28, 2019 edition of Law Times regarding a recently proposed class action lawsuit alleging that television pro... Read More
News/1 February 2019

Federal Court Approves Settlement in EI Sickness Class Action

On January 29, 2019, the Federal Court approved the settlement the Firm reached with the Government of Canada resolving the EI sickness class action o... Read More
News/14 January 2019

Advocate Daily: "Ride Sharing Class Action Back on Track Despite Province Bailing"

Advocate Daily: "Ride Sharing Class Action Back on Track Despite Province Bailing" Read More
News/8 January 2019

Uber Class Action in the News

A copy of a recent  Wall Street Journal article " Canadian Courts Slams Uber Arbitration Process" can be read here, and CBC's... Read More
Event/Jun 12, 2019: 11:20 - 11:28

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 enforceab...

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