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Class Actions


We approach class action litigation to win, either in court, or in mediation or other settlement discussions. We begin with a strategic assessment of all obstacles that stand in the way of successful resolution. Our underlying objective is to bring the simplest possible case to court. To do this, we use our pre-existing knowledge of class action rules and procedures, and acquire the knowledge of the facts that puts us in control of the issues.

Class action cases can be expensive. But we seek ways to minimize expenses for clients through early substantive and procedural challenges. We aggressively pursue discovery and motions practice, either to preclude class treatment or to obtain dismissal or summary judgment on the merits. We pride ourselves on creative, but appropriate tactics that go "outside the box" to obtain early judgment on key issues or the claims of lead representatives of the class.

We have handled class actions on a wide range of issues, including securities, insurance and benefits, product liability, mass tort, construction, public law, competition, environmental law, and intellectual property.

2019 Benchmark Canada Top Honours for Fasken at 2019 Benchmark Canada Awards Wins Firm of the Year for Class Actions, highlighting the strength of the firm’s litigation team and client work.
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