News

Jul 2020

A Quebec Class Action SETTLEMENT has been reached and approved by the Court, whereby ROGERS and FIDO have agreed, without admission of fault, to reimburse all the amounts of  international Picture or Video Messaging (MMS) fees collected from Class Members who had either a Rogers or Fido fixed-term wireless services contract in effect as of August 15, 2011 and who paid for international MMS fees during the term of that fixed-term contract. For more information about this case, the settlement and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreements, etc., click here.

Jun 2020

Lex Group Inc. has launched a national Canadian class action against MGM Resorts International regarding the data breach that involved the theft of the personal and/or financial information of approximately 10.6 million MGM Resorts International clients (guests), including clients in Canada. This data breach occurred on or before July 7, 2019 but was only publicly reported on by the media in February 2020. MGM Resorts International is a Las Vegas (U.S.A.) based company primarily known for managing numerous resorts and hotels in Las Vegas but also in other locations of the United-States and around the world. MGM Resorts International informed a limited number of its clients affected by the data breach by email in August 2019 but sent notices to its Canadian clients only in June 2020. The stolen information includes without limitation the MGM clients’ names, email addresses, postal address, telephone number and date of birth. The data breach involves clients having stayed at one of MGM Resorts’ hotels, including but not limited to the following locations:
  • MGM Grand (Las Vegas);
  • Aria (Las Vegas);
  • Bellagio (Las Vegas);
  • Circus Circus (Las Vegas);
  • Excalibur (Las Vegas);
  • Luxor (Las Vegas);
  • Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas);
  • The Mirage (Las Vegas);
  • New York-New York (Las Vegas);
  • Park MGM (Las Vegas);
  • Signature at MGM Grand (Las Vegas);
  • MGM Grand Detroit (Detroit, Michigan);
  • Beau Rivage (Biloxi, Mississippi);
  • Gold Strike Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi);
  • Borgata (Atlantic City, New Jersey);
  • MGM National Harbor (Prince George’s County, Maryland);
  • MGM Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts).
Accordingly, if you have been a client of MGM Resorts International and if you reside in Canada, your personal information may have been stolen or compromised and you may be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office. Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court). Please fill out the form below if you wish to be kept informed of the progress of this case. If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below.  Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys).  You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court. Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm.  We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed.  It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings.  You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court. By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action, but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests.  If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website.  The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members. Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion).  Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication. Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience.  However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail.  We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a class action which describes the case in much more detail.  You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.
May 2020

LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action against Ticketmaster Canada Holdings ULC, Ticketmaster Canada ULC and Ticketmaster Canada LP (collectively “Ticketmaster”) (also doing business under the name Réseau admission) on behalf of all persons in Canada, who purchased before March 11, 2020 one or more tickets from Ticketmaster for an event scheduled to take place after March 11, 2020, which event was subsequently either postponed, rescheduled or cancelled, without a full refund being provided by Ticketmaster. Indeed, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (corona virus) a pandemic.  It is alleged in the class action proceeding that on March 12, 2020, Ticketmaster, which operates a very popular event ticket selling website (ticketmaster.com), unilaterally changed its refund policy regarding cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled events.  For events or shows that Ticketmaster has deemed as “postponed” or “rescheduled” after March 11, 2020, Ticketmaster refuses to reimburse the price paid by its customers for the event tickets or other other related services or products purchased (such as parking at the venue). Accordingly, if you live in Canada and you have purchased one or more event tickets from Ticketmaster, on or before March 11, 2020, for event(s) deemed cancelled, postponed or rescheduled after March 11, 2020, without receiving a full refund, you may potentially be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office. Should you be Member of the above Group, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court). Please fill out the form below in order to be kept informed of the progress of this case. If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below.  Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys).  You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.  Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm.  We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed.  It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings.  You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court.  By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests.  If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website.  The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members. Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion).  Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication. Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience.  However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail.  We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial motion to authorize the bringing of the class action which describes the case in much more detail.  You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.
Mar 2020

A national Canadian SETTLEMENT has been reached and approved by the Superior Court of Quebec in the Chrysler Finance (Daimlerchrysler Financial Services Canada Inc., also known as TD Auto Finance Services) Lost Data Tape Class Action. For more information about this case, the settlement and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreements, etc., click here or visit: https://www.chryslerfinanciallostdatatape.ca/

Nov 2019

LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action against the Federal government of Canada on behalf of all persons residing in Canada (including their spouses, common-law partners, children and estates) who has not received the Canada Child Benefit and/or whose GST/HST credit has been reduced for a given calendar month, because his or her child lived only part-time during the month in question in one of the following places:
  • an institution;
  • a group foster home;
  • the private home of foster parents or the private home of a guardian;
  • the private home of a tutor; or
  • the private home of another individual occupying a similar role.
Should you be Member of the above Group, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court). Please fill out the form below in order to be kept informed of the progress of this case. If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below.  Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys).  You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.  Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm.  We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed.  It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings.  You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court.  By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests.  If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website.  The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members. Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion).  Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication. Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience.  However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail.  We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial motion to authorize the bringing of the class action which describes the case in much more detail.  You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.
Aug 2019

Lex Group Inc. has launched a national class action against StockX, LLC regarding the data breach that involved unauthorized person(s) gaining access to the personal and/or financial information of approximately 6.8 million StockX clients, including in clients in Canada.  This data breach occurred on or before July 26, 2019 but was only announced in August 2019. StockX, LLC is a Detroit (U.S.A.) based company primarily known for its ecommerce platform StockX.com with an emphasis on the sneaker resale market, but also sells other merchandise such as watches, handbags and street wear. StockX, LLC informed some of its clients affected by the data breach by email in August 2019. The stolen personal information includes without limitation the StockX clients’ names, email addresses, shipping address, purchase history, user passwords, users’ shoe size, trading currency, and other profile information such as users’ device type (for instance Android or iPhone) and the software version used by said device. Accordingly, if you are a client of StockX, LLC in Canada, your personal information may have been lost, stolen or compromised and you may be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office. Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court). Please fill out the form below if you wish to be kept informed of the progress of this case. If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below.  Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys).  You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court. Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm.  We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed.  It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings.  You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court. By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action, but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests.  If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website.  The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members. Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion).  Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication. Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience.  However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail.  We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a class action which describes the case in much more detail.  You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.
Jul 2019
David Assor

The author comments on this class action decision in which the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision (of the Honorable André Roy S.C.J.), dismissing an application to dismiss based on res judicata and abuse of procedure relating to a second Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action. The Court upheld the first instance judgment which granted a second plaintiff the chance to seek class action authorization regarding the same group of consumers, the whole in relation to allegedly defective washers.[

Feb 2019
David Assor

The author analyzes the state of law and jurisprudence under the new Code of Civil Procedure regarding the payment of an indemnity to the Class Representative in the context of an out-of-Court class action settlement submitted to the Court for approval.

Nov 2018

LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action lawsuit against FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED and FORD MOTOR COMPANY (hereinafter collectively “Ford”), on behalf of all persons in Canada who have purchased and/or leased and/or or own one of the following Ford vehicles:
  • 2013-2014 Ford Escape;
  • 2013-2014 Ford Fusion;
  • 2013 Ford Fiesta;
  • 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect;
(hereinafter collectively the « Subject Vehicles »).   The proposed class action alleged that Ford marketed, promoted, distributed, leased and sold the Subject Vehicles to Class Members, which were defectively designed and manufactured, namely with defective engines and related parts which are prone to overheating, leak coolant liquid or fuel, stall and/or in certain circumstances catch fire.  The alleged defects in question affect various parts and components of the engine and fuel system of the Subject Vehicles, namely the engine coolant systems and associated wiring and the computer systems. Although announcing multiple recalls over the years regarding some of these issues, it is alleged that Ford has been unable to adequately and completely solve the underlining issues and Class Members are forced to continue to drive highly unsafe vehicles as a result. On July 16, 2018, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the “NHTSA”) opened and announced a Preliminary Evaluation (PE) after having been made aware of 40 complaints and 2 instances of crashes/fire involving the 2013 Ford Escape (1.6L GTDI). It is alleged that the owners or lessees of the Subject Vehicles have also suffered or will also suffer a significant decrease in the value of their vehicle (including the resale value) due to these significant defects. Accordingly, if you reside in Canada and have purchased and/or leased and/or own a 2013-2014 Ford Escape, a 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, a 2013 Ford Fiesta or a 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect, then you may be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.  Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and ultimately grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court). Please fill out the form below if you wish to be kept informed of the progress of this case. If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below.  Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys).  You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court. Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm.  We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed.  It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings.  You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court. By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests.  If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website.  The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members. Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion).  Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication. Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience.  However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail.  We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a class action which describes the case in much more detail.  You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.
Jun 2018

TOYOTA – NATIONAL SETTLEMENT APPROVED – A Class Action settlement reached with Toyota Canada Inc. has been approved by the Courts concerning purchase(d) or lease(d) Model Year 2005–2010 Toyota Tacoma, 2007–2008 Toyota Tundra, or 2005–2008 Toyota Sequoia vehicles in Canada. For more information about this case, the approved settlement and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreement, etc., click here or  visit www.Toyotaframesettlement.ca.