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Class Actions in Canada
July 10, 2021
Class Action legislation differences across Canada
Each province in Canada has different legislation when it comes to class action proceedings. Even though it may seem that Canada has a unified legal system, there are major legislative differences across all provinces. For example, British Columbia and Quebec have favorable legislation due to the low certification threshold, advantageous legislation, no costs, and the…
Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Lawsuit
July 9, 2021
Cottonelle Flushable Wipe Class Action Update
This June, a court hearing occurred in the Cottonelle flushable wipes class action lawsuit. The Cottonelle class action seeks to represent all individuals who experienced discomfort, illness, or loss after using Kimberley Clark’s Cottonelle flushable wipes. The wipes may have contained pathogenic bacteria, leading the issues seen in members. There are multiple types of court…
People Coming Together
June 16, 2021
Why would a class action work for you?
Class action lawsuits are the way of the future. They provide judicial economy, judicial efficiency, and access to justice for all. How do they accomplish this? Class action lawsuits are brought by one individual that has been harmed, on behalf of every individual that was also affected. The goal of class action lawsuits is to…
Eyeball
May 27, 2021
Elmiron Lawsuit – What is Pigmentary Maculopathy?
Elmiron, in its chemical form, Pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is used to treat Interstitial Cystitis. Interstitial Cystitis is chronic bladder condition that cause serious pain, bladder pressure, and constant urination. While it is incurable, Elmiron has been incredibly effective in treating Interstitial Cystitis symptoms, and is the most prescribed drug on the market. However, current…
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May 27, 2021
TRESemmé Hair Loss Lawsuit – What is DMDM Hydantoin?
If you or someone you know is using hair products that contain DMDM Hydantoin, it is suggested that you cease all use. The substantial evidence regarding formaldehydes and human skin suggests that continued use may be harmful to hair and skin. Slater Vecchio LLP’s current TRESemmé lawsuit regarding the alleged connection between TRESemmé hair products…
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May 27, 2021
Tinder Facing Allegations of Manipulating Individuals to Purchase Premium Features
Should a business unduly influence an individual’s choices without their awareness? Should a business be able to discriminate based on age? Online dating service, Tinder, is under fire after allegedly unknowingly orchestrating the app’s algorithm so that users are persuaded into buying premium features and for possibly charging individuals different prices for premium features based…
Gaming Loot Boxes
April 30, 2021
Multiple lawsuits files in relation to video game loot boxes
Slater Vecchio LLP has recently filed four separate class actions against numerous major video game developers for their implementation of “loot box mechanics” in their games.  The named defendants in these actions include, but aren’t limited to, Electronic Arts, Activision, Niantic, and Scopely. Loot Boxes are a video game mechanism that rewards players for spending…
Facebook Privacy Breach
April 27, 2021
Facebook hit by another data breach
Recently, Facebook announced that its user’s information was scraped from their databases back in 2019. This scraping of data has led to millions of user’s personal information at risk and has increased the potential for personal losses and identity theft. In response, Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a class action lawsuit covering all Canadians that…
TRESemme Hair Loss
April 27, 2021
TRESemmé products alleged to cause hair loss
The manufacturer of the hair product brand TRESemmé, Unilever, is facing lawsuits across North America due to catastrophic side effects its customers are currently facing from their shampoo and conditioner lines. It is alleged that Individuals that have used TRESemmé Shampoo and Conditioner with the ingredient DMDM Hydantoin have been dealing with side effects including…