This blog provides our clients with insight and commentary on Canadian class actions in a variety of sectors. It also comments on the impact of class actions on Canadian businesses and the legal landscape, and shares our views on specific class actions in Canada, related developments and cross-border influences. Our contributing bloggers include the following:
Chief Editor Alex Cocks is a senior associate in our Litigation Group in Vancouver and a member of the firm’s National Class Actions Group. She has experience in complex commercial litigation cases, including class action defence, disputes regarding insurance coverage, financial services, real estate, shareholder disputes and construction. She also advises clients on lobbying laws. She brings a responsive, client-focused and results-oriented approach to each file. Alex has experience representing clients at all levels of court in British Columb...
Katherine Booth is the acting Chief Editor and an associate in our Litigation Group in Vancouver. Her practice focuses on class actions and commercial litigation. Katherine’s commercial litigation practice includes product liability litigation, tort claims, contract disputes and fraud claims, and she has obtained injunctions in favour of corporations facing interruptions to their business. Katherine’s clients include corporations from a variety of industries including retail, consumer products, mining, telecommunications, agribusiness, life sci...
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John Brown is a senior partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto and a member of the National Class Action Group. As senior counsel, he has extensive experience representing major corporations and institutions, both international and domestic, in class actions. His practice also includes general commercial litigation and arbitration. Mr. Brown has regularly acted for international groups of companies in class actions across Canada, defending allegations of worldwide price-fixing conspiracies involving a wide range of products and services incl...
Chris Hubbard is a partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto. He maintains a general litigation practice which includes corporate/commercial litigation and medical malpractice. His practice includes class actions, mining litigation, product liability and product recalls, insurance, contractual disputes, and securities and shareholder litigation. He is a member of our National Class Actions Group and is also the Vice-Chair of the Class and Derivative Actions sub-committee of the American Bar Association, and a contributing author to the Class A...
Kara Smyth is a partner in our Litigation Group in Calgary. Her practice focuses on corporate commercial, class action and intellectual property litigation. She has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, including complex interlocutory motions, administrative reviews, trials and appeals. She has represented clients from a wide range of industries such as financial services, brokerage, oil and gas, wind farm development, commercial real estate, pharmaceuticals, agrosciences and technology in disputes concerning commercial contracts, cla...
Jill Yates is a partner in the Litigation Group in Vancouver. She is an experienced commercial litigator and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia and in arbitral hearings. She has particular expertise in the areas of class actions, products liability and real estate litigation. Ms. Yates has acted in numerous complex class action lawsuits, including in relation to financial services, price-fixing and product liability. Ms. Yates is the Chair of the British Columbia CBA Class Actions section and speaks and writes frequently on...
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