Amanda McLachlan

Amanda McLachlan

Bennett Jones LLP

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The Rise of Employment Class Actions?

As we discussed in an earlier blog post, a class action alleging BMO Nesbitt Burns failed to pay overtime to its current and former investment advisors was certified in August 2013. Rosen is the first certified class action...more

2/7/2014 - Canada Class Action Class Certification Unpaid Overtime

New Mass Termination Claim Certified in Ontario

On January 2, 2014, Justice Perell certified a class action alleging that, among other things, a group of over 500 putative class members had been wrongfully dismissed by their former (now insolvent ) employer. Justice...more

1/24/2014 - Canada Class Action Class Certification Hiring & Firing Putative Class Actions Termination Unemployment Unpaid Overtime

Justice Belobaba Certifies Ontario’s first “Misclassification” Overtime Class Action

In a decision that marks the first of its kind, on August 20, 2013, Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a class action alleging that BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (“BMO”) failed to pay overtime to a...more

8/23/2013

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Certification for Problem Gamblers

In a ruling released on July 31, 2013, problem gamblers in Ontario were denied certification of a $3.5-billion class action law suit commenced against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Court of Appeal’s decision...more

8/16/2013 - Canada Casinos Class Action Class Certification Gambling Gaming Commissions

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