Top Criminal Lawyers in London - Our company has extensive experience in class actions, representing both the defendant and plaintiff class. On major class actions that have been brought in Canada and the U.S., we have acted as coverage counsel. This depth and breadth of knowledge in class actions gives our firm a well-rounded view of all sides of a class action.
Followed the voluntary recall of breast implants in 1993, our firm was heavily 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 a lot of product liability class actions. We represented defendants in actions commenced against the Federal Government concerning temporomandibular joint implants, actions initiated versus the manufacturer of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and actions commenced against the Federal Government concerning silicone gel breast implants.
Class action lawsuits may comprise numerous various concerns like for example investment advice, product liability, environmental contamination, property insurance, medical treatment, car insurance, and travel claims. We have also represented defendants in connection with class actions initiated following major aviation and various transportation disasters.
Our group's Coverage Counsel knowledge encompasses the participation behind-the-scenes with primary, excess, and reinsurer entities about liabilities in class action litigation. This comprises national, cross-border and local litigation. Our group advises and provides monitoring counsel assistance for insurance interests in various 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 stresses that class action suits could put on both the plaintiff class and the defendant. Defendants in a class action are stressed by both money and time. We have methods to reduce disturbance, and to move the matter to successful resolution in as timely and efficient a manner as possible. Our first technique on behalf of 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 take part within a certification hearing. Our objective 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 frees them from future claims of unknown class members and gives them peace of mind.
For the plaintiff class clients, our initial step is to properly limit the class while drafting the claim in such a manner as to make certain that the action is certified early on in the procedure. Our experience enables us to decide whether large losses or class action proceedings are most suitable and to get the very best outcome in either case.
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