September 29, 2021
Other manufacturers hit with DMDM Hydantoin lawsuits
In March 2020, Slater Vecchio LLP filed a lawsuit against manufacturing conglomerate Unilever after concerns that some of their TRESemme hair products may be contributing to hair loss. After the allegations of certain TRESemme hair products leading to hair loss arose, individuals went looking into other hair product brands. In particular, they were looking for…
September 27, 2021
SFU class action lawsuit update (September 2021)
Slater Vecchio LLP’s lawsuit against Simon Fraser University is progressing through the BC provincial court system. This October a court hearing between the plaintiff’s counsel, the defendant’s counsel, and the judge will be meeting to discuss the proposed schedule of the case going forward. The schedule will determine the dates on which the counsels will…
September 24, 2021
‘Birth Alert’ class action lawsuit launched on behalf of indigenous mothers
This September, a class action lawsuit was started in BC on behalf of mothers who had their newborns taken from them due to a ‘birth alert’. A ‘birth alert’ occurs when a social worker tags pregnant women, so that child protection authorities appear in the hospital as the child is being born. In almost 1/3…
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…
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…
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…
June 10, 2021
Anthony Vecchio named in the top 8 personal injury lawyers in Vancouver
A review article put out by The Best Vancouver recently ranked the top 8 personal injury lawyers in Vancouver, BC. You can find the article here.
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…
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…
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…