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Jeffrey Simpson maintains a broad-based commercial litigation practice involving all aspects of counsel work. His extensive experience includes class actions, and matters relating to employment and competition law, shareholder disputes, product liability, insurance and construction.

Appearing at trial, and before appellate courts and administrative tribunals, Jeffrey assists clients in a range of industries, including the automotive, financial services, energy and manufacturing sectors.



Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for Mastercard in successful defence of resale price maintenance complaint before Canadian Competition Tribunal.
  • Lead counsel for Rogers Communications Inc. in successful defence at trial of claim for alleged misuse of confidential information.
  • Lead counsel for Goldstone Resources in successful defence at trial of employment/shareholder dispute.
  • Lead counsel for Mastercard in several class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies.
  • Lead counsel in other class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies, including auto parts, compressors, LCD and CRT.
  • Lead counsel in other competition law trials including Polaroid Canada v. Continent-Wide Enterprises and R. v. North Sails Fogh.
  • Lead counsel in successful defence on appeal of St. Lawrence Starch shareholder dispute (Alldrew v. Nibrol).
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff at trial and on appeal in successful multimillion dollar claim for stock options (Sambrook v. Altamira).
  • Lead counsel in successful defence at trial of claim by professional hockey player for loss of future income (Mellanby v. Pinkerton’s).

News


Directorships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Education & Admissions

1980
Called to the Ontario bar
1978
LLBOsgoode Hall Law School

Insights by Jeffrey B. Simpson (4 Posts)

Uber Drivers Given a Low-Arb Diet: Ontario Court of Appeal Invalidates Arbitration Clauses

Jul 22, 2020

Ontario Court of Appeal permitted a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. to proceed despite the plaintiff agreeing to an arbitration clause

Heller v. Uber – What Employers Need to Know

Jul 1, 2020

SCC‘s decision in Heller v. Uber: employers beware when crafting arbitration clauses to avoid denying employees remedies afforded by the ESA (Ont.)

The Godfrey Decision: Competition Class Action Certification Made (Even) Easier

Oct 2, 2019

Price fixing; umbrella purchasers; aggregate damages.

Working Notice: Class Action Succeeds in Challenging When Clock Starts

Dec 6, 2017

Working Notice: Class Action Succeeds in Challenging When Clock Starts