CTS of Canada Plant Closure Action
On behalf of three class plaintiffs, Cavalluzzo LLP has filed a class action against CTS of Canada, a Canadian automotive parts manufacturer operating a plant in Mississauga. The claim is on behalf of the over 100 employees currently or recently employed at the plant and alleges that the manner of their termination by CTS of Canada and four related employers based in Canada and the United States breaches contractual and statutory obligations the companies owed to the employees.
With respect to one of the breaches alleged against the defendants the failure to notify the Ministry of Labour for over a year of the plan to close the plant and move the work to Mexico, the class action appears to be the first of its kind in Canada.
A copy of the Amended Statement of Claim can be viewed here.
Class Action Certified
The class action was certified on January 19, 2016 by Court Order. A copy of the Order can be found here.
Plaintiffs Seek Summary Judgment
The Plaintiffs have brought a motion for summary judgment to resolve all of the common issues raised in the class action. The Plaintiffs' written argument is contained in a detailed factum, which can be accessed here.
The Defendants' factum in response can be read here.
Much of the evidence in support of the motion is to be found in a four volume "Motion Record" accessible from the following links:
If you wish to view the Defendants' Motion Record containing its evidence for the motion, please click here.
The Plaintiffs have filed a Reply Record which can be accessed here.
Finally, a Supplementary Record of additional evidence, in two volumes, is also available, here:
This class action is being managed by Stephen Moreau and Genevieve Cantin of this firm.