Class actions are appropriate when a group of people have similar potential claims. What may be too small a claim, if pursued by one person, may be a very large claim if pursued by a group of people. There is almost no claim that is too small if it can be the start of a class action. Examples of successful class actions are:

    • Webb v. K-Mart
      Employees were not given adequate termination notice or pay in lieu of notice.
    • Mangan v. Inco
      Plant’s release of sulfur dioxide caused mild symptoms.
    • Garland v. Consumers Gas
      Consumers Gas charged consumers excessive late fees.
    • Gagne v. Silcorp
      Convenience store terminated its employees without offering adequate severance pay.
    • Dabbs v. Sun Life Assurance
      Sun Life charged policy holders premiums beyond the forecasted offset date.
    • Shell Canada settlement
      Shell used a fuel additive that damaged the fuel pump and sensors of some cars.
    • Robert Campbell v. W.C.I Canada
      W.C.I. manufactured dryers that were defective.
    • Munro v. Bausch & Lomb
      The same contact lenses were sold in different packaging for different prices, allegedly violating the Business Practices Act.