Successfully defeated certification in proposed class actions brought by employees regarding claims for employment standards payments following a plant closure, based on a jurisdictional motion (upheld on appeal).
Successfully defeated certification in proposed class actions brought by employees in Ontario and Quebec alleging mass constructive dismissal (upheld on appeal).
Successfully defended an international trucking manufacturer in a proposed class action resulting from an Ontario plant closure.
Successfully defended a financial institution in a proposed overtime class action brought by investment advisors and counsel to a financial institution in a national “off the clock” class action.
Acted for an employer in a class action and related negotiation used to obtain court approval of a surplus sharing agreement in the face of difficult trust language.
Represented a financial institution in a class action relating to overtime pay, including at the certification motion, the common issues trial, and the appeal.
Represented a large religious institution and successfully obtained court approval for the settlement of a class action relating to claims of discrimination by members of that religious institution despite the small size of the class.
Successfully acted for a number of defendants in an employee class action certification motion relating to a call centre closure in narrowing the legal claims and the composition of the class sought by the plaintiffs and was involved in successfully obtaining a court approval for the settlement of the class action.
Represented multiple pension plan trustees in a class action relating to ownership of surplus pension plan funds.
Represented individual trustees of a supplemental retirement benefit plan in a class action arising from the partial wind-up of the plan.