TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has
certified a class action against Shoppers Drug Mart on behalf of past
and present associate franchisees of Shoppers Drug Mart throughout
Canada, excluding Quebec.
The plaintiffs are two pharmacists and their respective professional
corporations that operate Shoppers Drug Mart franchises. The
plaintiffs are represented by the Toronto law firm Paliare Roland
Rosenberg Rothstein LLP.
In the class action, the plaintiffs allege that Shoppers Drug Mart
breached its franchise agreements by the way it carries out its
inventory practices, and by charging excessive cost recovery fees for
services it provides and in respect of contracts and leases relating to
the class members' stores. The plaintiffs seek, on behalf of the
class, compensation for these alleged breaches of contract.
In addition, the plaintiffs seek compensation for losses suffered by a
subclass of current and former franchisees whose franchises are or were
located in Ontario. This claim relates to money collected by Shoppers
Drug Mart in respect of professional allowances that it allegedly
received on behalf of this subclass of franchisees.
None of the allegations have been proven in court, and the defendants
If you entered into an Associate Agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart
between January 1, 2002 and July 9, 2013 and your franchised business
is located in Canada, excluding Quebec, you are a member of the class
and, potentially, the subclass.
SOURCE: Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
For further information:
please contact Class Counsel:
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
155 Wellington Street West, 35th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3H1
Telephone (toll free): 1-877-203-2866