As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread uncertainty worldwide, many consumers are now looking for clarity in legal assistance.
Coronavirus lawsuits have been filed in Canada over a variety of issues including failure to refund, business interruption insurance, cures and preventions, impact on employees, and more.
Here is our sanitized guide to the coronavirus outbreak that will be continually updated with the latest in legal news.
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COVID-19 Price Gouging
Since the COVID-19 pandemic a wide range of retailers have jumped on the opportunity to raise the price for certain products to match the sudden increased demand. This has resulted in consumers accusing the retailers of unfair price gouging and has taking action in the form of coronavirus price gouging lawsuits.
These price gouging lawsuits include:
- Caonic Systems Inc. Face Mask
- Canada’s Competition Bureau Cracks Down on Pandemic Price Fixing
- Food Delivery Fees Called ‘Abusive’ in Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Restaurant
If you or a loved one was a victim of coronavirus price gouging you may be able to obtain compensation for the violation of your rights and join a coronavirus class action lawsuit. Check out the lawsuits above!
Coronavirus Cures and Preventions
As the world continues life in the pandemic, health departments worldwide have been reporting progress about potential vaccines and cures that could be ready within the year. Despite this, to date there has not been a safe coronavirus cure or vaccine approved by officials worldwide. Even so, there has been numerous claims of discounted at-home coronavirus tests and coronavirus cures, which have turned out to be fake and dangerous to use. This has resulted in a range of lawsuits being filed against the sellers and producers of these fake coronavirus cures. See the full list below:
- Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive Next Week: Who’s Getting It First?
- Class Action Lawsuit to be Filed Over False COVID-19 Positive Test Result
- Hand Sanitizers Under Investigation Amid COVID-19 Safety Concerns
- Hand Sanitizer Warnings Issued by Health Canada
- Health Canada Warns Against Fradulent N95 Respirators
- Health Canada Warns Consumers About Products Claiming to Prevent COVID-19
- Hospitals’ COVID-19 Responses Slowed Due to Major Cyberattack
- Manitoba Faces Lawsuit Over Unapproved N95 Masks
- Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Reportedly 90% Effective, But Who Will Get It?
- Vaccine Choice Canada Files Lawsuit Over COVID Response
Coronavirus Failure to Refund
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many flights and events have been cancelled and the typical facilities available to members are now no longer provided. Despite these cancellations various companies are refusing to issue refunds, leaving consumers in difficult positions in the middle of a pandemic.
As a result, numerous class action lawsuits have been initiated to help consumers receive the refunds they deserve. These lawsuits include:
- Air Canada and other Airlines Face Mounting Class Action Lawsuits Over Refunds
- Air Transat Refusal to Refund
- Airlines Must Refund Canadian Customers to Receive Federal Support
- Arch Insurance Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Refunds For Cancelled Trips
- Athletes Launch Mont-Tremblant Ironman Class Action Lawsuit Over Refund Refusals
- Canada Airlines Passenger Refunds
- Canadian Airlines Face Class Action Over COVID-19 Cancellations
- Explorica Canada To Face Class Action Lawsuit for Refunds From Cancelled School Trips
- Explorica Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Refunds For Cancelled School Trips
- New Flight Refund Regulations Developed to Protect Passengers
- Old Republic Insurance Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Seeking School Trip Refunds
- Royal Bank of Canada Refusal to Refund Reward Points
- Stubhub Refusing Ticket Refunds
- Ticketmaster Refund Policy
- University of Victoria Parking Permit Refunds
- University of Waterloo Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Tuition Refunds
- WestJet to Provide COVID-19 Refunds Amid Class Action Lawsuits
COVID-19 Impact on Employees
Numerous workers are fighting back against employers who are failing to provide proper protections against COVID-19. Employers are now liable for providing a safe work environment for their workers and ensuring that they are not being put at risk by asking to come into work.
To avoid further abuse of worker’s rights, and fight against the abuses that have already occurred, various lawsuits have been filed, including:
- Air Canada Cuts Its Workforce in Half and Cancels 17 Routes Amid Pandemic Restrictions
- Cargill Meat Packing Plant After COVID-19 Outbreak
- Cargill Meat-Packing Plant Investigated by RCMP After COVID Deaths
- CERB Class Action Lawsuit Filed After Government Asks for The Money Back
- COVID-19 Layoffs: Your Questions Answered
- CRA Targeted in Class Action Lawsuit After a Series of Cyberattacks
- Hudson’s Bay Sued for Millions in Unpaid Rent Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- Lawyers Warn Companies About Layoff Legal Risks Amid COVID-19
- Steve Nash Fitness World’s Former Employees Seek COVID-19 Legal Help
Coronavirus Business Interruption
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in numerous losses to a wide range of businesses, losses which business owners expected would be covered by their business interruption insurance policies. Instead, business owners are being refused insurance for the policies they paid for, leaving business owners concerned and angry.
As a result business owners are taking action, filing complaints and lawsuits against the insurance companies who are denying their claims. These business interruption insurance lawsuits include:
- Allianz Global Risks Class Action Lawsuit Claims Insurance Company Breached Contract
- Aviva Canada
- Aviva Canada Class Action Lawsuits Piling Up
- Aviva Canada Facing Canada-Wide Class Action
- Aviva Canada Faces Class Action by Royal Canadian Legions
- Aviva Insurance Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Breach of Contract
- Aviva Insurance Denied Coverage Amid COVID-19 Sparks Class Action Lawsuits
- Canadian Insurance Industry Faces Another COVID-19 Class Action Lawsuit
- Dental Clinics File Business Interruption Class Action
- Denied Restaurant Business Interruption Coverage Amid COVID-19 Sparks Class Action Lawsuits
- Did Novex Insurance Company Deny Your COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim?
- Economical Mutual Insurance Class Action Alleges ‘Unlawful’ Denial of Business Interruption Coverage
- Gore Mutual Insurance
- How Does Business Interruption Insurance in Canada Work?
- Insurers Refusing to Pay Businesses for COVID-19 Related Losses
- Intact Insurance Company
- Intact Insurance Faces Multiple Lawsuits
- Intact Insurance Hit With Another Class Action Lawsuit
- Lackner McLennan Insurance Accused of Breach
- Lloyd’s Underwriters ‘Wrongfully’ Deny Business Interruption Coverage, Class Action Lawsuit Says
- Northbridge Insurance ‘Unlawful Denial’ of Business Interruption Coverage Sparks Lawsuit
- Promutuel Réassurance Denied Insurance Claims
- Sixties Scoop Survivors’ Settlement Checks Delayed
- St-Denis Businesses Threaten Lawsuit Over Bike Lane Construction
- Toronto Restaurant Sues Insurance Company Over Denied COVID-19 Claims
- West End Villa Operators Hit With Class Action Lawsuit After Outbreak
- Why Was Your Pandemic Business Interruption Insurance Denied?
If you own a business that has been impacted by the COVID closures and have been denied compensation by your insurance company, join our Pandemic Business Interruption Canada Potential Lawsuit.
Coronavirus Spread in Canada
The coronavirus has rapidly spread through Canada, with countless lives affected from frequent travellers to nursing home patients and their families. Claims of negligence, not clearly communicating the risk of COVID-19 and a questionable to the pandemic have led to numerous lawsuits being filed.
- Altamont Care Community Class Action Lawsuit
- Canadian Troops Called to Testify in Long-Term Care Homes Class Action
- Camilla Care Community Failed to Protect its Residents, Class Action Claims
- COVID-19 Economic Aid Package Passed to Help Canadians
- COVID-19 Travel Ban Sparks Class Action
- COVID-19 Vaccine Trials | Drs. Nathaniel Bouganim and Ramy Saleh Explain
- Extendicare Named in Canada’s Largest COVID-19 Lawsuit Launched Against Nursing Homes
- Habitat for Humanity Residents Allowed to Stay in Homes During Pandemic
- Homeless Shelter Lawsuit Filed Against Toronto
- Hospital Ordered To Take Over Ottawa Long-Term Care Homes Amid Outbreaks
- Integrated Life Care Hit With Class Action Lawsuit After Residents Die of COVID-19
- Lawsuit Against Quebec Claims Unreasonable Confinement Amid COVID-19
- Long-Term Care Homes Class Action Lawsuit
- Lundy Manor Faces Class Action Lawsuit
- New Restrictions in Quebec Amid COVID-19 Surge
- Northwood Long-Term Care Class Action
- Nurses’ Association Seeks Court Order for PPE Access
- Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Hit With $600 Million Class Action
- Orchard Villa Facing Class Action
- Quebec Seniors’ Home Class Action
- Residence Herron Montreal Class Action
- Revera Class Action Lawsuit Over Failed COVID-19 Response
- Roberta Place Named in Nursing Home Class Action Lawsuit After 53 Residents Die of COVID-19
- Shepherd’s Care Foundation Hit With Class Action Lawsuit After COVID Outbreak
- Shocking Revelations: CHSLD Herron Long-Term Care Investigation Released
- Southbridge Care Homes Neglect Lawsuits
- Trudeau Promises National Long-Term Care Standards Amid COVID-19
- Woodbridge Long-Term Care Class Action
Coronavirus Spread in Jails, Detention Centers
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly across Canada, from nursing homes and work spaces to jails and detention centers. The spread across jails has created a wide range of issues and lawsuit claims, from a breakdown of safety procedures to detainees requesting release due to poor COVID-19 conditions.
These issues and lawsuits include:
- Coronavirus Forces Prisons to Suspend Inmates Visits
- Courts Release Inmates on Bail Due to COVID-19 Risks
- Hundreds Protest Immigration Delays Across Canada
- Quebec Federal Inmate Class Action
Coronavirus Impact on Legal Rights
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide ranges of effects, not only on the health and safety of people, but also on legal rights. The legal rights of Canadians have been affected through privacy breaches, the response of the legal system, and more. Read more about the COVID-19 impact on legal rights below:
- Alberta Lawyers Prepare for Post-Pandemic Lawsuits
- B.C. Government Overreached in COVID-19 Response, Class Action Lawsuit Asserts
- Churches Around Canada File Legal Actions Challenging COVID-19 Bans
- Coronavirus Pandemic Causes Canadian Courts to Postpone Trials
- COVID-19 Tracking App and Database
- COVID-19 Concerns Linger as Ontario Courts Reopen
- COVID-19 Standard of Care
- Do You Have to Send Your Child to School During COVID-19?
- Force Majeure in the COVID-19 Era
- Lawyers Work to Reduce London, Ontario’s Jail Population
- Mandatory Face Masks Raise Constitutional Concerns
- Ontario COVID-19 Status Disclosures Raise Privacy Concerns
- Privacy Concerns Raised in Canada’s COVID Response
- Toronto Lawyers Expand Failed COVID-19 Response Class Action
- Your COVID-19 Legal Questions Answered
Coronavirus Impact on Schools
The coronavirus pandemic impacted on schools in a variety of ways, from a school trips being cancelled to private schools and universities being hit by COVID-19 interruptions.
These impacts have resulted in a significant amount of backlash, from demands to lawsuits. These include:
- Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Cancelled School Trips
- Quebec Private School COVID-19 Interruption
- Quebec Universities Hit With COVID-19 Class Action
Have you been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? Tell us your story in the comment section below!
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