CERTIFICATION UPDATE (January 16, 2018)
On January 5, 2018, Justice Perell heard the Plaintiff’s previously adjourned motion to certify this action as a class proceeding. The purpose of the reconvened hearing was to replace the suggested Representative Plaintiff. On January 16, 2018, Justice Perell released his reasons which can be read at: Sondhi v. Deloitte Management Services LP (Jan. 16, 2018) .
Justice Perell found that Tarrie Phillip was a suitable representative Plaintiff and that the other criteria of the class action had been met, including a revised class definition. Therefore he finalized the certification of the common issues against the Deloitte Defendants.
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CERTIFICATION UPDATE (October 19, 2017)
On March 28 and 29, 2017, Justice Belobaba heard the Plaintiff’s motion to certify this action as a class proceeding. On April 13, 2017, Justice Belobaba released his reasons which can be read HERE.
Justice Belobaba certified the common issues against the Deloitte Defendants. His Honour determined that Ms. Sondhi was not a suitable representative Plaintiff and ordered counsel to amend the class definition. Tarrie Phillip has agreed to stand as a new representative Plaintiff. A motion is returnable on November 7, 2017 seeking to have Mr. Phillip approved as the class representative and to amend the class definition.
The new proposed class definition the Court is being asked to approve is:
All persons having performed or currently performing document review or ediscoveryservices at Deloitte pursuant to an independent contractor agreement sinceJanuary 16, 2014 to the date of certification, exclusive of any person who has onlyever performed the duties of a Project Manager;
Belobaba J., dismissed the action against Procom Consultants Group Limited finding, among other things, that “in this case it was acting only as a payment processor and contract administrator and not as a placement agency.”