Case Update – December 6, 2014

There has been a flurry of activity in the past few weeks in the proposed class action against Canada Cartage and Direct Distribution regarding unpaid overtime.

Most of this activity relates to the fact that we are approaching the court hearing to be held before Mr. Justice Edward Belobaba, which will determine whether this action should be formally “certified” as a class action. This hearing takes place next week, on Wednesday and Thursday, December 10-11, 2014 in Toronto. We encourage any of you who are interested to come and watch the hearing. We expect representatives from Canada Cartage will also attend. If you plan on attending, please arrive at the courthouse 20 minutes before the start of the hearing, as you will be required to pass through security to enter the courthouse. Cell phones must be silenced when entering the courtroom. We hope to see you there.

The court proceedings begin at 10:00 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, and will be held in Courtroom #5 of Osgoode Hall, located at 130 Queen St. West, in Toronto. To view directions to Osgoode Hall, click here.

In preparation for this court hearing, we have prepared written arguments for the Court (known as a factum). This has now been delivered to Canada Cartage, and to the Court. If you would like to read a copy of our factum, please visit the Court Documents page.

We are busy preparing for the court hearing and are committed to advancing the strongest arguments possible in an effort to convince the court that this case should be be “certified” as a class action.

— Eric HoakenIan MatthewsLarissa Moscu and Lauren Epstein.