Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Litigation: Product Liability Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Regularly provides advice on product liability matters to manufacturers, distributors and insurers in the automotive sector. Also supports clients with early-stage counsel on recalls and claims prevention. Additional areas of expertise include aviation, heavy equipment and machinery, electronics and consumer products. The team offers a national scope from its offices across Canada, as well as a dedicated litigation and dispute resolution team that regularly oversees both individual and class actions.

Strengths One client highlighted the group's "top-notch partners," additionally commenting: "The team's rates are extremely competitive in their major markets and the team knows how to work up cases efficiently."

Work highlights Acted for Suzuki on multiple actions filed in various Canadian jurisdictions regarding allegations of defective manufacture and design, and failure to warn.

Notable practitioners

Glenn Zakaib
is a prominent litigator who is widely recognised as one of the market's top product liability and class action lawyers. He is praised by sources for his "breadth of knowledge in the automotive sector," as well as garnering further recognition for his work concerning medical devices.

Robert Love
is the national lead of the firm's practice. He is lauded as an "incredibly responsive" lawyer with "extensive experience with product liability claims" and a "strong understanding of clients' industries." He is particularly active in the automotive sector.