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$1.4 billion class action against The Beer Store, LCBO dismissed

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:39 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed a lawsuit launched by a restaurateur in 2014 against the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and a slew of breweries in a decision, counsel says, highlights that regulated conduct defence applies to civil claims.

The plaintiff, David Hughes, launched the action against the LCBO, Brewers Retail Inc. (known as The Beer Store), Labatt Breweries of Canada LP, Labatt Brewing Company Limited, Molson Coors Canada, Molson Canada and Sleeman Breweries Ltd. on five wrongdoings, chiefly that the defendants...