Top Criminal Lawyers in Burnaby - Acting for defendants and the plaintiff class, our company has extensive experience 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 knowledge in class actions provides our firm a well-rounded view of all aspects of a class action.
During nineteen ninety three, after the voluntary breast implants recall, our company was involved in many class action lawsuits that ware the resulting litigation initiated versus different breast implant producers. Class action legislation was newly evolving all through this period in time. Since then, we have been through lots of product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions initiated against the Federal Government in relation to temporomandibular joint implants, actions initiated against the manufacturer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions commenced against the Federal Government about silicone gel breast implants.
The various class actions claims involve several matters, like product liability, environmental contamination, investment advice, travel claims, medical treatment, property insurance and car insurance. We have likewise represented defendants in connection with class actions commenced following major aviation and different transportation disasters.
Our group's Coverage Counsel expertise covers the participation behind-the-scenes with reinsurer, primary and excess entities about liabilities in class action litigation. This includes cross-border, local and national litigation. Our group advises and offers monitoring counsel assistance for insurance interests within various cross-border class actions.
Our class action litigators have a history of knowledge before different courts, comprising Federal Court, Courts of Appeal, and in Leave applications to the Supreme Court.
Our Class Action Group will navigate class action cases during all stages of the dispute while understanding the stresses that class action suits could place on both the plaintiff class and the defendant. Defendants in a class action are stressed by both money and time. We have techniques so as to minimize interruption, and to move the matter to successful resolution in as efficient and timely a manner as possible. Our very first strategy representing defendants is to try to limit the action or have it dismissed entirely 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 partake in 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 a lot of our defendant clients. This gives them peace of mind and frees them from future claims of unknown class members.
For the plaintiff class clients, our initial 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 in the process. Our experience allows us to decide whether class action or large losses proceedings are most appropriate and to obtain the best outcome in either case.
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