TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - This morning, the Supreme Court of
Canada denied leave to appeal in the cases of Fulawka v. Scotiabank and
Fresco v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Both cases are class
actions alleging systemic unpaid overtime.
Last June, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that both cases should be
certified as class actions and allowed to proceed to trial. The banks
sought to appeal those judgments to the Supreme Court of Canada. The
decision of the Supreme Court of Canada today upholds the ruling of the
Ontario Court of Appeal.
The plaintiffs in both cases are represented by the law firms of Roy
Elliott O'Connor LLP and Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP.
Lead counsel David O'Connor and Louis Sokolov advised that both Cindy
Fulawka and Dara Fresco are pleased that the cases and the claims of
the class members can now be pressed forward on their merits.
SOURCE: Sack Goldblatt Mitchell
For further information:
Louis Sokolov - 416-979-6439 email@example.com