BC Supreme Court dismisses application for certification of class action against Toyota Canada and BC dealerships.
On August 6, 2008, the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed an application for certification of a class action against Toyota Canada Inc. and 33 separate British Columbia dealerships. The plaintiffs alleged breaches of the Competition Act and alleged conspiracy to interfere with economic relations. The alleged claim, if certified, was for millions of dollars.
Avon Mersey and Richard Berrow of Fasken Martineau successfully argued on behalf of the defendants Toyota Canada and the dealerships against certification of the case as a class action.
Steele v. Toyota Canada Inc.,  B.C.J. 1496, 2008 BCSC 1063