Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) Department

Nationwide - Canada
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Overview

BLG's Class Actions Group provides sophisticated, bilingual class action advice and representation on a seamless national basis through our five offices across Canada. By combining our strengths in substantive areas of litigation and our experience with the complex procedural aspects of class actions, we bring to bear innovative approaches and considerable resources to address our clients' needs. Whether it is risk management to avoid class actions, settlements or defence of claims that is required, our Class Actions Group is able to assist with the identification and execution of strategic responses.


We are Canada’s class actions leader. We have acted in class actions for multinational corporations involved in global litigation and many of Canada’s largest institutions and corporations. We have been involved in landmark class actions cases in Canada. Our multi-disciplinary team is one of the most accomplished in the country and we provide services across multiple industries and practices.


The cases argued by BLG have developed new principles of law in the certification of class actions, the limits to recovery of pure economic loss, the denial of waiver of tort claims, the interplay of remedies under securities legislation and the common law, and the certification of mass protest cases. We have achieved dismissal of class actions before or at certification and have handled common issues trials and appeals