Top Criminal Lawyers in Prince George - Our company has extensive experience in class actions, representing both the defendant and plaintiff class. On major class actions which have been brought in the U.S. and Canada, we have acted as coverage counsel. This breadth and depth of experience in class actions gives our firm a well-rounded view of all sides of a class action.
Followed the voluntary breast implants recall in the year 1993, our firm was heavily involved in the resulting litigation as class action lawsuits were commenced versus the various breast implant makers. This was a time when class actions legislation was newly changing. Since then we have been involved in several product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions commenced versus the Federal Government about temporomandibular joint implants, actions commenced against the manufacturer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions commenced against the Federal Government concerning silicone gel breast implants.
Class action lawsuits can consist of many different matters such as environmental contamination, investment advice, product liability, medical treatment, property insurance, travel claims and car insurance. We have also represented defendants in connection with class actions initiated following major aviation and other transportation disasters.
Our Coverage Counsel Group's expertise includes behind-the-scenes involvement with reinsurer, primary and excess 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 offers monitoring counsel assistance for insurance interests in various cross-border class actions.
Our class action litigators have a history of knowledge before various courts, consisting of Federal Court, Courts of Appeal, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
In class action cases, our Class Action Group will navigate through all the phases of the dispute. We help you understand the pressures 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 strategies to minimize disruption, and to move the matter to successful resolution in as efficient and timely a manner as possible. Our first technique representing defendants is to try to limit the action or have it dismissed entirely at the pre-certification phase. 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 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 clients. This frees them from future claims of unknown class members and gives them peace of mind.
Our initial step, for the plaintiff class clientele, is to correctly limit the class while drafting the claim to minimize the certification period early on in the process. Our great experience helps us to properly determine the most suitable case whether it be a large loss or class action procedures to obtain the very best outcomes.
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