Leave Denied by Supreme Court in Bank Class Action Cases

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. 
Louis Sokolov - 416-979-6439lsokolov@sgmlaw.com 
SOURCE: Sack Goldblatt Mitchell 
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