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 recourse to the Courts on their own.
But when several people have the same or similar grievance regarding a company, organization, or other entity, they may have recourse through the filing of a class action lawsuit.
A class action allows selected plaintiffs and their lawyers to proceed with legal action on behalf of the entire group, or ‘class’, of affected persons, making the proceedings financially feasible when they may not be otherwise. These common issues are advanced together as one case, providing each affected person with access to justice and holding the wrongdoers accountable.
Some common types of class actions in Canada are:
- Product Liability Class Actions
Plaintiffs may seek compensation for damages caused by negligent design or manufacturing of a product, or failure to warn consumers of potential risks.
- Privacy and Cybersecurity Class Actions
Plaintiffs may seek compensation against a defendant who allowed personal or confidential information or data leak to an unauthorized party or parties, or who collected private information from individuals without permission.
- Competition Class Actions
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.
- Securities Class Actions
Plaintiffs may take legal action in regards to any wrongdoing by companies offering financial securities.
- Consumer Protection Class Actions
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.
With over 20 years of litigation experience, we have the resources, expertise and know-how to guide our clients through the complexity of class action litigation. Our conviction and perseverance to seek justice for our clients is evident in our long-standing commitment to representing individuals who have been hurt, marginalized, or disadvantaged by the wrongful acts of others.