Sun Parlor Honey Ltd. and Munro Honey v. Bayer Cropscience Inc., et al.: A class action regarding neonicotinoid pesticides, specifically those containing imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiomethoxam. The action seeks in excess of $400 million in damages.
MacQueen v. Sydney Steel Corporation, et al.: Ongoing litigation on behalf of certain residents of Sydney, Nova Scotia, alleging property damage and health effects resulting from industrial pollution in the city over a 100-year period.
Consumer protection cases:
Wright and Zislin v United Parcel Service Canada Ltd.: A consumer class action concerning certain “brokerage” fees charged by UPS. The Court certified the action and granted partial summary judgment to the Class, despite the denial of certification in the parallel action in British Columbia.
Helm v Toronto-Hydro Electric System Limited: A consumer class action concerning interest disclosure. The case was settled for $5.84 million following the summary judgment argument.
McKenna v. Gammon Gold Inc., et al.: The case was settled in 2012 for 13.25 million.
Silver and Cohen v IMAX et al: counsel to the class in the appeal before a five-member bench of the Court of Appeal in which the Court’s prior decision in Timminco was overturned, claims of negligent misrepresentation were certified and the Court confirmed that the leave standard under the Securities Act was low.
Dobbie and Benson v Arctic Glacier Income Fund: A securities class action concerning misrepresentations regarding the competitive nature of the packaged ice market. Arctic Glacier was the second secondary market case to be granted leave pursuant to the Securities Act. Additionally, the Court certified common-law misrepresentation claims.
Avandia – a drug used to treat diabetes that is associated with increased risk of heart issues. Siskinds is representing individual Canadian Avandia cases in an attempt to settle them directly, outside of the class action, (which was filed by another other firm). Please be advised that Siskinds LLP is not counsel in the Canadian Avandia class action.
MacKay, et al. v. Purdue Pharma Inc., et al.: A class action alleging that the defendants knew or ought to have known that ingesting Oxycontin leads to drug dependency and addiction.