Consumer protection legislation, common law tort and liability, and an increasingly litigious population makes product liability cases not as rare as manufacturers would like.
Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical law and medical devices regulation pose unique challenges in a class action context, and may expose sellers and manufacturers to significant liabilities.
An extremely specialized subset of class proceedings which require meticulous knowledge of both federal securities law and provincial Securities Commission decisions and regulatory guidance, as well as balancing conflicting interests.
We strive to serve the needs of life insurance companies in connection with life, annuity, pension, and credit insurance businesses.
As our digital age advances, privacy cases are gaining momentum in frequency and monetary amounts. Cloud computing, social media, and an increasing reliance on smartphones all serve to heighten privacy issues.
Running virtually any resource extraction-based business opens the door to environmental litigation, which can be tremendously costly and reputation-destroying.
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Toyota sudden acceleration
Major class action against car manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation for faulty accelerator pedals.
Sundre oil spill
Environmental and property depreciation class action against large oil corporation Plains Midstream Canada ULC.
Aboriginal day schools
Multi-decade class action on behalf of Aboriginal schoolchildren who suffered institutionalized abuses by the Federal Government.
Alysena birth control
Pharmaceutical class action on behalf of mothers who gave birth while on this contraceptive manufactured by Apotex and Laboratorios León Farma .
Medical class action against more than a dozen large corporations stemming from claims regarding pelvic organ prolapses and stress urinary incontinence caused by the implantation of transvaginal meshes.
Pharmaceutical class action regarding the alleged increased risk of bladder cancer, tumours, liver problems, and other precancerous bladder-related conditions caused by this common anti-diabetic.
A complex multi-national securities case involving fraud, deceiving investors regarding operating costs, and environmental compliance violations of a mining project.
Canadian Wheat Board
An exceedingly complicated 15 billion dollar class action against the federal government, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Canadian Wheat Board for alleged statutory, fiduciary, and equitable duties to a specific class of farmers and producers.
Cellular (system access fees)
Internationally famous case that started in 2004, regarding the allegedly illegal system access fees charged by all major Canadian cell phone providers.
Health-related class action against all major cell phone manufacturers and service providers for alleged increase in brain tumours for a certain sensitive demographic subset.
DePuy hip implant
A medical devices class action regarding alleged health complications and lifestyle degradations caused by particulates of certain metals produced by erosion of the hip joint and the implanted device.
Consumer protection case regarding the scientifically unproven claims that wearing specific shoes would tone and strengthen muscles.
Student loans data loss
A high-profile privacy case against the federal government regarding the loss of sensitive personal information of roughly 583,000 students.
Scratch 'n' Win
Consumer protection class action regarding alleged violations to a number of statutes and implied contracts after discovery that certain lottery ticket programs continued despite their top prizes having been taken.
Securities class action made by investors and shareholders regarding alleged misrepresentations and failure to make timely disclosures about the quality of its SGX Mine and commodity production levels.
Pharmaceutical class action against GlaxoSmithKline regarding the alleged increase in suicidal ideation among young people who have consumed this drug, and a lack of clinical efficacy.
Levaquin / Cipro / Avelox
Pharmaceutical class proceeding concerning the fluoroquinalone antibiotic allegedly causing tendon ruptures, disorders, or injuries.
Canadian National / Canadian Pacific grain shipping
A 500 million dollar class action against the two rail giants regarding allegedly excessive grain shipping fees passed on to certain Prairie farmers.
Another high-profile privacy case, regarding two lost USB keys which contained sensitive data on Ontario voters.
Monsanto Round-Up Ready glyphosate
Expert-intensive class action regarding the loss of land value and agricultural productivity after repeated uses of this soil fertilizer.
*Not an exhaustive list.
By "ongoing", we mean that it is currently being handled by another law firm. We are no longer counsel for any of the aforementioned cases.