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Sotos LLP

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff)

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What the team is known for

Sotos LLP is a highly regarded Toronto-based boutique law firm that is active in the plaintiff class action space. The team is particularly strong in franchising, employment, privacy and consumer protection litigation, and is singled out for its competition and antitrust work. Its lawyers also win praise for their capabilities in the emerging area of data breach class actions. The firm frequently represents consumers, investors and employees.

Strengths

One client praised the team for its "balance, professionalism and dedication to the task at hand," adding: "I have found the team to be factual, decisive and highly skilled. I recommend them highly and find them without peer in their particular area of expertise."

Work highlights

A Sotos team led by David Sterns represented the plaintiffs in a British Columbia class action brought against several major airlines (including Air Canada, West Jet and Air Transat) over the airlines' alleged failure to issue refunds for cancelled flights.

Notable practitioners

David Sterns ' class action cases have been at the forefront of the law relating to privacy, antitrust, consumer protection, and human rights.
"He is an excellent, compelling advocate."

Jean-Marc Leclerc has notable experience handling high-profile automotive sector antitrust class actions, as well as privacy class actions in the financial services industry.

Louis Sokolov handles a broad range of class actions relating to employment law, market manipulation and price fixing, as well as consumer protection. He is currently advising on a class action brought against Amazon involving alleged breaches of minimum employment standards.

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Overview

We are a recognized leader in class action litigation in Canada. We take on complex and challenging class actions across all industries, and prosecute them to conclusion. We act for consumers and businesses—large groups who have been wronged by major corporations or government.

Class action litigation requires a depth of resources and a breadth of experience. With a highly experienced team of professionals, we match resources against the largest defence firms in the country.

Unlike firms or professionals that have expertise in narrow practice areas, we have expertise across numerous subject-areas. We are also leaders in those areas, as opposed to just generalists. We take active roles in prosecuting the litigation to the end. We win challenging certification motions, we prosecute difficult summary judgment motions, we take cases to trial, and we take appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada if we need to. Our cases have been at the forefront of the law in many areas including employment (wage and hour litigation), antitrust (Competition Act), privacy, consumer protection and franchising and distribution. 


Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff)

Sotos LLP

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Location

180 Dundas Street West,

Suite 1200

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5G 1Z8

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff)


David Sterns
Band 2
Jean-Marc Leclerc
Band 3
Louis Sokolov
Band 2