Top Criminal Lawyers in Markham - Representing defendants and the plaintiff class, our firm has extensive knowledge in class actions. We have also acted as coverage counsel, on major class actions suits in both the U.S. and Canada. This breadth and depth of experience 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 1993, our firm was really involved in the resulting litigation as class action lawsuits were initiated versus the different breast implant makers. This was a time when class actions legislation was newly evolving. Since then we have been involved in a lot of product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions commenced against the Federal Government concerning temporomandibular joint implants, actions initiated against the manufacturer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions initiated against the Federal Government in relation to silicone gel breast implants.
Class action lawsuits might consist of numerous different matters like environmental contamination, investment advice, product liability, property insurance, medical treatment, car insurance, and travel claims. We have also represented defendants in connection with class actions initiated following major aviation and different transportation disasters.
Our Coverage Counsel Group's expertise covers behind-the-scenes involvement with excess, reinsurer and primary entities concerning liabilities faced by major commercial entities and their executives in class action litigation. This consists of national, cross-border and local 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 skill before various courts, including Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
Our Class Action Group would navigate class action cases throughout all stages of the dispute while knowing the pressures that class action suits can place on both the defendants and the plaintiff class. Defendants in a class action are stressed by both time and money. We have strategies so as to minimize disruption, and to move the matter to successful resolution in as efficient and timely a manner as possible. Our first method 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 clientele are let out of actions without ever having to partake within 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 many of our defendant clientele. 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 properly limit the class while drafting the claim in such a manner as to ensure that the action is certified early on in the procedure. Our experience enables us to determine whether class action or large losses procedures are most appropriate and to acquire the best outcome in either case.
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