Slater Vecchio LLP is a British Columbia and Quebec-based class action law firm that has represented individuals across Canada in a wide array of cases. Class action lawsuits in Canada are a growing field, and Slater Vecchio LLP is a leading firm in this new space. Our class action lawyers are constantly reviewing new potential cases to help protect individuals such as yourself.
When an individual has been injured by a dangerous product, has been wronged by an unfair contract or deal, has paid the price for anti-competitive business practices, or has had their privacy violated, they may not have the ability to pursue recourse to the Courts on their own. This is where class-action lawsuits come into play.
A Class Action Lawsuit in Canada is a type of civil lawsuit where an individual files an action on behalf of a group of people. Class Actions are incredibly valuable in situations where it would be too expensive for each individual that was harmed to sue individually.
A class action allows named plaintiffs to proceed with legal action on behalf of the entire group, or ‘class’, of affected persons (known as class members) making the proceedings financially feasible when they may not be otherwise. These common issues for the class members are advanced together as one case, providing each affected person with access to justice and holding the wrongdoers accountable.
Class Proceedings have numerous steps until a settlement or decision is reached:
Plaintiffs may seek compensation for damages caused by negligent design or manufacturing of a product, or failure to warn consumers of potential risks.
Plaintiffs may seek compensation against a defendant who allowed personal or confidential information or data to leak to an unauthorized party or parties, or who collected private information from individuals without permission.
Plaintiffs may seek compensation against a company or companies for wrongdoing in the area of business competition, such as price-fixing and other unlawful business practices.
Plaintiffs may take legal action in regard to any wrongdoing by companies offering financial securities.
Legal action by plaintiffs for wrongdoing towards consumers including deceptive and unfair practices by companies selling products and services in a wide range of circumstances.