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Class Action

Boughton Law's Class Action Practice Group has the skills, expertise, and commitment necessary to represent large plaintiff groups through complex class actions.

Class action legislation allows consumers who have suffered losses individually to sue major manufacturers and service providers as a group. Class actions help level the playing field between consumers and large companies, making it easier and less cost-prohibitive for individuals to challenge large corporate defendants.

Boughton Law’s Class Action Practice Group has years of experience representing plaintiffs in matters of product defects, pharmaceutical negligence, price-fixing, collusion, data breeches, and misrepresentations. Boughton Law has been counsel for plaintiffs in matters against the following defendants: VW, Bosch, Honda, BMW, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, RBC, CIBC, TD, Ticketmaster, BC Lottery Corporation, Apple, Samsung, Yahoo, Pfizer and Kraft.

  • Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Canada ULC

    We have commenced a class action against Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Canada ULC for the negligent security measures that were in place to protect the personal and financial information of its guests.  It has been recently revealed that hackers stole contact, credit card, passport and travel information belonging to as many as 500 million guests. The affected guests have been provided with a letter that indicates their information may have been stolen.

    If you have received such a letter from Marriott/Starwood and want to join the class, enter your contact details below:

    To view the filed court documents, click here.

  • Bosch

    A class proceeding has been commenced against Bosch in relation to their conspiring with Volkswagen in the creation of the Electronic Control Module (the “Cheat Device”), which was programmed to defeat government emissions testing on diesel engines.

    If you own a Volkswagen, Audi or Porsche diesel-powered vehicle with a Cheat Device please fill out the form below to participate in this class action and be provided with updates.

    To view the filed court documents, click here.

  • Capital One

    Capital One Bank has announced that the highly sensitive financial and personal information of more than 100 million banking and credit card customers was accessed and stolen by an outside hacker. The Washington Post reports that the alleged hacker has already been arrested by the FBI.

    Capital One Bank’s failure to protect this data is an unacceptable breach of customer trust, and Boughton Law is working to hold the bank accountable and to seek compensation for those affected. Contact us right away to find out if you are eligible to join a class action against Capital One.

    What kind of data was stolen?
    At this time, we know that the following types of personal and financial information were hacked:

    • Bank account numbers
    • Social Security numbers
    • Credit card applications, including income figures, home addresses, and dates of birth

    At this time Capital One is denying that credit card numbers and online log-in information were exposed. The FBI says that the hacker intended to distribute the stolen information, and it is currently unknown if they were able to do so before being arrested.

    What can be done with the stolen data?
    A criminal in possession of a stolen bank account number might be able to empty that account and transfer it to a different account. A stolen Social Security number can be used to open credit cards, piling up debt and ruining the credit rating of the SSN owner. And the information found on a standard credit card application can be used in a wide variety of hacking and social manipulation schemes.
    How can I tell if I was affected by this breach?
    Capital One Bank has announced that they will be notifying affected customers and offering them free credit monitoring. If you’re a Capital One customer, be on the lookout for a message from the bank about what steps you should take if you were affected.But free credit monitoring in the hope of preventing future damage is not enough. Material harm has been done to you, and you have the right to hold the negligent bank accountable and demand compensation.
    How do I join the class action lawsuit?
    Fill in the form below and you will be registered on our database.To view the filed court documents, click here.
  • Canada Dry

    Boughton Law commenced a Canadian class action against Canada Dry for making misrepresentations that are incomplete and deceptive to consumers. These misrepresentations are on the label of the beverage and also on commercials that were aired. The representation that their ginger ale beverage is “Made From Real Ginger” is literally true, but the ginger they are referencing is in fact ginger oleoresin, which is made from ginger root then processed in ethanol, and the trace amount of ginger oleoresin contains no medicinal properties.

    Registration is now closed.

    To view the settlement court documents, click here.

    To view the originally filed court documents, click here.