Top Criminal Lawyers in Pickering - Our firm has extensive skill in class actions, representing both the plaintiff class and defendant. On major class actions which have been brought within Canada and the U.S., we have acted as coverage counsel. This breadth and depth of knowledge in class actions gives our firm a well-rounded view of all aspects of a class action.
Followed the voluntary breast implants recall during the year 1993, our firm was really involved in the resulting litigation as class action lawsuits were commenced against the various breast implant manufacturers. This was a time when class actions legislation was newly changing. Ever since then we have been involved in lots of product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions initiated against the Federal Government regarding temporomandibular joint implants, actions commenced against the producer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions commenced versus the Federal Government regarding silicone gel breast implants.
The various class actions claims consists of various concerns, like for example product liability, environmental contamination, investment advice, medical treatment, property insurance, car insurance, and travel claims. We have even represented defendants in connection with class actions commenced following major aviation and different transportation disasters.
Our Coverage Counsel Group's skill includes behind-the-scenes participation with primary, excess, and reinsurer entities concerning liabilities faced by major commercial entities and their executives in class action litigation. This comprises local, national, and cross-border litigation. Our group advises and offers monitoring counsel assistance for insurance interests in different cross-border class actions.
Our class action litigators have a history of experience before different courts, including Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
In class action cases, our Class Action Group will navigate throughout all the stages of the dispute. We help you comprehend the pressures that whatever class action lawsuit could put on either the defendants or the plaintiff class. Defendants in these types of cases can be stressed by money and time. We have ways to be able to reduce disturbance, and to move the issue to successful resolution in as efficient and timely a manner as possible. Our very first strategy on behalf of defendants is to try to limit the action or have it dismissed entirely at the pre-certification phase. We have a track record of accomplishing this for our clients, which means that our clients are let out of actions without ever having to take part in a certification hearing. Our objective is to resolve the litigation and avoid the need for a class action trial. We have been successful at negotiating favorable class action settlements for a lot of our defendant clients. This gives them peace of mind and frees them from future claims of unknown class members.
For the plaintiff class clientele, our initial step is to correctly limit the class while drafting the claim in such a manner as to ensure that the action is certified early on within the process. Our knowledge allows us to decide whether large losses or class action procedures are most suitable and to get the very best outcome in either case.
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