Our class action litigation specialists have extensive experience handling complex class actions in a wide variety of areas – including residential schools, crown liability, environmental claims, securities misrepresentation, employment law, product liability, and consumer protection.
We have been recognized by Lexpert as one of the most frequently recommended class action groups in the country. Many of our class actions have been landmark cases that were the first of their kind in Canada – successful not only in changing existing laws, but also in providing a voice and substantial financial recovery for our clients.
Class actions continue to play an increasingly important role in our civil justice system. These proceedings allow one representative plaintiff to advance a common cause on behalf of a large group of people. In this way, we help level the playing field with large corporations and governments, facilitating access to justice for many people who are otherwise unable to proceed with cases on their own. Types of classes are wide ranging, and can include groups of employees, pensioners, shareholders, purchasers of a product, consumers or residents of a municipality.
Our class action litigators act in all levels of Court, including frequent appearances at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
Koskie Minsky’s Class Action Law practice is top-ranked nationally according to The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Canada.
For more information on our class action expertise, please contact the coordinator of the Class Action practice, Kirk Baert.