Top Criminal Lawyers in Regina - Acting for the plaintiff class and the defendant, our firm has extensive knowledge in class actions. We have likewise acted as coverage counsel, on major class actions suits in both the U.S. and Canada. This depth and breadth of knowledge in class actions provides our company a well-rounded view of all sides of a class action.
Followed the voluntary recall of breast implants in the year 1993, our company was really involved in the resulting litigation as class action lawsuits were initiated versus the various breast implant producers. This was a time when class actions legislation was newly changing. Since then we have been involved in numerous product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions initiated against the Federal Government in relation to temporomandibular joint implants, actions initiated versus the producer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions commenced against the Federal Government regarding silicone gel breast implants.
Class action lawsuits can include numerous various issues like for example investment advice, product liability, environmental contamination, medical treatment, property insurance, travel claims and car insurance. We have even represented defendants in connection with class actions commenced following major aviation and different transportation disasters.
Our group's Coverage Counsel skill covers the involvement behind-the-scenes with primary, excess, and reinsurer 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 firm has skill before various courts, that include the Federal Court, Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court with Leave Applications.
Our Class Action Group will navigate class action cases through all phases of the dispute while knowing the pressures which class action suits could place on both the defendants and the plaintiff class. Defendants in a class action are pressured by both time and money. We have techniques to be able to lessen interruption, and to move the matter to successful resolution in as timely and efficient 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 stage. We have a track record of doing this for our clients, which means that our clients are let out of actions without ever having to participate within a certification hearing. Our aim 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 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 clients, our first step is to correctly limit the class while drafting the claim in such a way as to make sure that the action is certified early on within the procedure. Our skill enables us to decide whether class action or large losses proceedings are most appropriate and to obtain the best result in either case.
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