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Lenczner Slaght

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)

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What the team is known for

Lenczner Slaght is a prominent Toronto litigation boutique commended for its performances in multi-defendant class actions. The firm frequently handles cases at the pre-certification, trial and appellate levels and represents clients from the financial services, insurance, manufacturing, mining and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is particularly well known for its expertise in securities, consumer protection, product liability and employment matters and is often selected for cases concerning professional negligence involving lawyers, accountants and physicians.

Work highlights

Led by Tom Curry, the firm acted for IBM Canada on a CAD1 billion class proceeding, following faults with the rollout of the Phoenix pay system for federal government employees.

Notable practitioners

Peter Griffin is a hugely well-regarded litigator with a stellar reputation in Canada. Based in Toronto, he handles class actions as part of his wider disputes practice, and has notable experience in product liability and professional negligence claims.
"He is an excellent counsel and very highly regarded."

Toronto-based managing partner Tom Curry is one of Canada's pre-eminent litigators. In addition to his single-plaintiff work, he attracts plaudits for his class action representation where he represents multiple prestigious clients from the technology, banking and automotive sectors.

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Overview

A Canadian leader in class actions, Lenczner Slaght is one of the only firms in the country to have repeatedly litigated on behalf of defendants at the trial level. Our lawyers' class actions expertise has been sharpened through hands-on experience in a wide range of complex and technically demanding proceedings.

Our firm has defended many of Canada's most closely watched class action lawsuits over the past two decades. For example, we successfully represented Danier in Kerr v Danier Leather Inc – from the outset of the action through to the groundbreaking decision at the Supreme Court of Canada. We also acted for Inco in a mass tort class
proceeding, both in the original trial and on appeal.

It’s that experience that has led to our lawyers being repeatedly recognized by various organizations as leaders in the class action bar.

Class Action Litigation Areas

Our nationally ranked litigators have represented Canadian and international clients across the spectrum of class action proceedings, including:

  • antitrust and competition act matters
  • consumer claims
  • deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • employment disputes
  • environmental issues
  • financial services
  • health and medical malpractice
  • insurance matters
  • mass torts
  • misleading advertising
  • negligence claims
  • pensions and employee benefits
  • product liability
  • securities and shareholder rights

Clients

Accounting Firms

Banks

Financial Advisors

Insurance Companies

Investment Banks

Management Consultants

Manufacturers

Mining Companies

Pension Fund Managers

Pharmaceutical Companies

Retailers

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)

Lenczner Slaght

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Location

130 Adelaide Street West

Suite 2600

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5H 3P5

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Nationwide - Canada

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)


Peter Griffin
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