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: 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...
Last Modified: 11 December 2020

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: 3 December 2020

RBC Dominion Securities Vacation and Holiday Pay Class Action

The law firms Cavalluzzo LLP, Roy O’Connor LLP and Whitten and Lublin LLP have commenced a proposed class action against the Royal Bank of Canad...
Last Modified: 27 March 2020

Blyth Academy Class Action - See Below for Settlement News

Notice of Class Action Settlement Have you ever taught a course at a Blyth Academy Ontario campus? If so, you might benefit from a Court-approved clas...
Last Modified: 24 February 2020

Factual Television Class Action

Class action lawsuits are being contemplated against factual television producers.   If you work or worked for Cineflix, Insight Productions, Boa...
Last Modified: 13 January 2020

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 ...

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/
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)

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