Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ontario Superior Court Rules in Proposed Canada Cartage Overtime Class Action Motion

Canada Cartage Overtime Class Action Motion Press Release

February 12, 2015 - Toronto, Ontario - The Ontario Superior Court has certified a class action filed against Canada Cartage.  The claim alleges the company failed to adequately pay overtime to its employees.

Justice Edward Belobaba ruled that the case meets the legal requirements to be certified as a class action.  This decision yesterday is not a ruling on the merits of the overtime claim but rather a procedural decision allowing the case to move forward as a class action.  The decision makes note that "The merits will be litigated (and Canada Cartage may well prevail) later at the common issues trial."  Canada Cartage intends to seek leave to appeal the certification decision.

"Our firm is proud of our 100-year record of strong employee relations.  Should this case move forward, we will defend it vigorously" said President and CEO Jeff Lindsay in a press release.

 About Canada Cartage

Founded in 1914, Canada Cartage is Canada's largest provider of outsourced fleet solutions, providing dedicated equipment and drivers to both small and large firms.  Canada Cartage also provides a complete range of supply chain and logistics services under its subsidiary companies including Direct Distribution Centres, Direct2Home home delivery services, and the Vanguard freight management division.