Top Criminal Lawyers in Red Deer - Our company has extensive knowledge 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 depth and breadth of knowledge in class actions gives our company a well-rounded view of all sides of a class action.
Followed the voluntary recall of breast implants during 1993, our firm was really involved in the resulting litigation as class action lawsuits were initiated against the different breast implant producers. This was a time when class actions legislation was newly changing. Ever since then we have been involved in many product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions initiated versus the Federal Government in relation to temporomandibular joint implants, actions commenced against the manufacturer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions initiated versus the Federal Government regarding silicone gel breast implants.
The different class actions claims include various issues, like for instance product liability, environmental contamination, investment advice, medical treatment, property insurance, car insurance, and travel claims. We have likewise represented defendants in connection with class actions initiated following major aviation and other transportation disasters.
Our Coverage Counsel Group's skill covers behind-the-scenes involvement with reinsurer, primary and excess entities regarding liabilities faced by major commercial entities and their executives in class action litigation. This includes cross-border, local and national litigation. Our group advises and provides monitoring counsel services for insurance interests within various cross-border class actions.
Our class action litigators have a history of knowledge before different courts, including Federal Court, Courts of Appeal, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
Our Class Action Group would navigate class action cases through all stages of the dispute while knowing the stresses which class action suits could place on both the plaintiff class and the defendant. Defendants in a class action are stressed by both time and money. We have techniques to reduce disruption, and to move the issue to successful resolution in as timely and efficient a manner as possible. Our very first method on behalf of defendants is to try to limit the action or have it dismissed completely at the pre-certification phase. 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 take part within a certification hearing. Our goal 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 many of our defendant clients. This frees them from future claims of unknown class members and gives them peace of mind.
For the plaintiff class clientele, our initial step is to properly limit the class while drafting the claim in such a way as to make certain that the action is certified early on within the process. Our skill enables us to determine whether large losses or class action procedures are most suitable and to get the very best outcome in either case.
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