Top Criminal Lawyers in Abbotsford - Our company has extensive skill in class actions, acting for both the defendant and plaintiff class. On major class actions that have been brought within Canada and the U.S., we have acted as coverage counsel. This depth and breadth of knowledge in class actions gives our company a well-rounded view of all aspects of a class action.
In 1993, after the voluntary breast implants recall, our firm was involved in numerous class action lawsuits that ware the resulting litigation initiated versus various breast implant producers. Class action legislation was newly changing throughout this period in time. Since then, we have been through a lot of product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions commenced versus the Federal Government about temporomandibular joint implants, actions commenced versus the manufacturer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions initiated against the Federal Government in relation to silicone gel breast implants.
The different class actions claims comprise a broad range of matters, like for example product liability, environmental contamination, investment advice, car insurance, travel claims, medical treatment and property insurance. We have likewise represented defendants in connection with class actions initiated following major aviation and various transportation disasters.
Our group's Coverage Counsel knowledge includes the participation behind-the-scenes with excess, reinsurer and primary entities regarding liabilities in class action litigation. This consists of cross-border, local and national litigation. Our group advises and offers monitoring counsel assistance for insurance interests within different cross-border class actions.
Our class action litigators have a history of experience before various courts, consisting of Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
Our Class Action Group would navigate class action cases through all phases of the dispute while knowing the stresses which class action suits can place on both the defendants and the plaintiff class. Defendants in a class action are stressed by both money and time. We have strategies to lessen disruption, and to move the issue to successful resolution in as efficient and timely a manner as possible. Our first strategy representing defendants is to try to limit the action or have it dismissed completely at the pre-certification phase. We have a track record of accomplishing this for our clients, which means that our clientele are let out of actions without ever having to partake in 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 clientele. This frees them from future claims of unknown class members and gives them peace of mind.
Our initial step, for the plaintiff class clients, is to properly limit the class while drafting the claim to reduce the certification period early on within the process. Our great skill helps us to correctly determine the most suitable case whether it be a large loss or class action procedures to obtain the best results.
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