Top Criminal Lawyers in Waterloo - Our firm has extensive experience in class actions, representing both the plaintiff class and defendant. On major class actions that have been brought in Canada and the U.S., we have acted as coverage counsel. This depth and breadth of knowledge in class actions provides our company a well-rounded view of all aspects of a class action.
Followed the voluntary breast implants recall during the year 1993, our firm was heavily involved in the resulting litigation as class action lawsuits were initiated versus the various breast implant manufacturers. This was a time when class actions legislation was newly changing. Since then we have been involved in many product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions commenced against the Federal Government in relation to temporomandibular joint implants, actions commenced against the producer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions initiated against the Federal Government about silicone gel breast implants.
Class action lawsuits may consist of several different matters such as product liability, environmental contamination, investment advice, property insurance, medical treatment, travel claims and car insurance. We have even represented defendants in connection with class actions initiated following major aviation and other transportation disasters.
Our group's Coverage Counsel expertise encompasses the involvement behind-the-scenes with excess, reinsurer and primary entities regarding liabilities in class action litigation. This comprises cross-border, local and national litigation. Our group advises and provides monitoring counsel assistance for insurance interests in different cross-border class actions.
Our class action litigators have a history of experience before different courts, consisting of Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
In class action cases, our Class Action Group will navigate during all the phases of the dispute. We help you understand the stresses that whichever class action lawsuit could put on either the plaintiff class or the defendant. Defendants in these kinds of cases can be stressed by time and money. We have ways so as to reduce disturbance, and to move the issue to successful resolution in as efficient and timely a manner as possible. Our first strategy on behalf of defendants is to try to limit the action or have it dismissed entirely at the pre-certification stage. We have a track record of doing this for our clients, which means that our clientele are let out of actions without ever having to participate within a certification hearing. Our objective is to resolve the litigation and prevent 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 frees them from future claims of unknown class members and gives them peace of mind.
Our first step, for the plaintiff class clientele, is to properly limit the class while drafting the claim to minimize the certification period early on within the procedure. Our great experience helps us to correctly determine the most suitable case whether it be a class action or large loss proceedings to acquire the best results.
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