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Canadian Class Actions Monitor


Any class action is a big deal. Unlike other forms of litigation, it has the potential to combine the recourses of hundreds, thousands and even millions of potential plaintiffs against corporate or institutional defendants. The impact of existing or threatened class action lawsuits continues to reshape the legal landscape for Canadian businesses. More and more businesses, in a growing number of sectors in our economy, are feeling that impact.

McCarthy Tétrault’s Class Actions Group combines the full range of litigation skills and experience required in complex litigation, with critical current experience in the special field of class action defence. In litigation that can involve very high stakes — as a class action typically does for a defendant — such skills and experience are essential. Our class action practice is second to none in the country because we make this experience and expertise available to you right away, as soon as you need us, in every major business centre in Canada.

In addition to our class action litigators, we have a diverse group of leading practitioners able to advise on:

  • securities
  • M&A and other corporate transactions
  • consumer protection
  • corporate finance
  • financial services
  • environmental matters
  • products liability
  • pharmaceuticals
  • tax
  • construction
  • natural resources
  • intellectual property
  • administrative, labour, criminal and real estate law

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