Class Action Articles

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What Kinds of Damages Can Be Sought In a Class Action Lawsuit?

October 24, 2023

Understanding the potential damages in a class action lawsuit is crucial for plaintiffs seeking collective justice and compensation for shared grievances. A class action lawsuit is a legal action brought by a representative plaintiff on behalf of a group of individuals who have been affected by the same issue. Class actions can provide a path […]

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Understanding Class Actions in Canada

October 2, 2023

What Is a Class Action? A class action is a type of lawsuit that allows one or more plaintiff to seek relief for themselves and for others who have similar claims against the same party. This allows the court, in a certified class proceeding, to resolve the claims of a large number of people in […]

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Why Are Class Action Lawsuits Important?

September 1, 2023

Class action lawsuits are an essential part of the judicial system, providing a practical and cost-effective way for large groups of people, often referred to as “the class,” to seek justice and compensation when they have been harmed by a common defendant or defendants. These lawsuits are essential tools for several reasons, not least of […]

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Common Questions of Law or Fact in Class Action Lawsuits

July 25, 2023

Class action lawsuits in Canada often involve squaring off against big corporations or established institutions with reputations to defend and the financial resources to do so aggressively. However, when a class action lawsuit succeeds, compensation for the class members isn’t the only positive outcome. The lawsuit could also help prevent future injustices by bringing about […]

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Klein Lawyers’ Answers Clients Most Common Questions

May 25, 2023

Class Actions “What Qualifies as a Class Action Lawsuit in Canada?“ A class action lawsuit is a civil action filed by one person on behalf of a class of people who have suffered injury or loss due to the negligence or wrongdoing of the same defendant(s). When the underlying cause of the injury or loss […]

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How Is a Class Action Lawsuit Different from a ‘Mass Tort’?

September 21, 2022

David Klein was the first lawyer to get a class action lawsuit certified in British Columbia. Since that time, Klein Lawyers has been a leading firm in class action litigation. Class action lawsuits make it possible for multiple plaintiffs who have been harmed by a defendant or multiple defendants’ negligence to recover compensation without the […]

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The TDF Class Action: Viread, Truvada, Atripla, Complera and Stribild

June 8, 2022

Seeking Justice When Corporations Put Profits Over People The History and Uses of TDF Drugs Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is an oral medication developed and manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. and is used in conjunction with other compounds to treat and prevent the transmission of HIV. TDF drugs manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. include Viread, […]

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Roundup Weed Killer Class Action

June 1, 2022

Roundup was a spray weed killer developed and manufactured by Monsanto in the 1970s. First registered for use in Canada in 1976, Roundup is a chemical herbicide that could be used for both personal and commercial purposes. Over the decades, it became one of the most popular and widely used chemical herbicides in the world. […]

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How to File a Class Action Lawsuit

April 27, 2022

Class action litigation represents a kind of “strength in numbers.” Proceeding as a class action allows multiple plaintiffs who have been harmed in the same manner to pursue compensation without navigating the challenges of bringing individual claims. Who Can Bring a Class Action Lawsuit? Just about anybody can file a class action lawsuit. Part 2, […]

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Harrington v. Dow Corning Corporation – The First Certified Class Action in British Columbia

March 2, 2022

The Origin of Class Action Lawsuits Class action lawsuits have existed in the legal system, in some form or fashion, for hundreds of years. Appearing for the first time in England in the 13th century and known as group litigation, the common issue in those cases typically addressed some action that broke a rule or […]

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The Importance of Institutional Negligence Class Actions

February 23, 2022

What Is an Institution? Institutions are fundamental to our lives. They are often enormous, far-reaching organizations that we utilize, become employed by, or receive care from. They become part of our lives on a routine basis. We place our trust and confidence in institutions. Common examples of institutions include: Governmental departments Banks Universities Schools Police […]

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What Is a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Action Lawsuit?

January 19, 2022

A class action is a type of lawsuit that allows victims to seek collective relief both for themselves and for others who have similar claims against the same party. In this blog, we’ll examine the role, responsibilities, and intricacies of the representative plaintiff in class action lawsuits. What Is a Representative Plaintiff in a Class […]

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Understanding the RCMP Racism Class Action Lawsuit

July 28, 2020

Police forces throughout North America have come under intense scrutiny for their treatment of race and ethnicity. Communities as well as those who work in law enforcement in both policing and non-policing roles are speaking out as concerns about systemic racism continue to mount. On July 7, 2020, Klein Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit […]

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RCMP Female Non-Policing Class Action Settlment

Understanding the RCMP Female Non-Policing Settlement

April 9, 2020

Klein Lawyers is proud of its class action lawsuits to hold the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) accountable for gender and sexual orientation discrimination. For decades, female employees have been subject to discrimination and sexual harassment. This includes female officers of the RCMP as well as administrative workers, volunteers, and others in non-policing roles. In […]

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Top Class Action Cases in Canada

February 28, 2020

Class action lawsuits are very different from the kinds of legal cases you might hear about day to day. Instead of just one person suing, or a few people suing separately, for some kind of wrongdoing, class actions provide a way for an entire group of people who have suffered similar damages from the negligence […]

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Troop 17 Scholarship Winners Announced

November 2, 2018

As a part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Harassment settlement, also known as the Merlo Davidson settlement, the RCMP has initiated a scholarship for students who have made significant contributions to the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and communities. The Troop 17 Scholarship recipients were recently announced. Klein Lawyers would like […]

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Woodlands’ survivors finally to receive redress from provincial government

April 2, 2018

In a press release dated March 31, 2018, the Office of the Premier Ministry of Health announced that former residents of Woodlands who attended the school before Aug. 1, 1974, will finally receive compensation for systemic abuse suffered at the provincial institution. “When I began working on this case in 2006, with the now-Minister Adrian Dix, […]

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Woodlands’ survivors promised $10,000 compensation by B.C. government

The B.C. government will be compensating f‪ormer residents and survivors of the Woodlands institution, following years of sexual, physical and psychological abuse reported by many who sought care there. ‬ ‪Survivors who attended the institution in New Westminster before Aug. 1, 1974 will receive $10,000 ex-gratia, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Saturday. That means that […]

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B.C. announces new compensation for Woodlands survivors

British Columbia’s provincial government announced Saturday it is extending compensation to more survivors who endured systemic abuse at a provincial institution for those with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

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Woman says RCMP doctor ‘violated’ her during exam for potential recruits

February 5, 2018

As police in two provinces investigate a growing number of sexual misconduct allegations against RCMP doctors, a high-ranking member of the federal government says he’s keeping a close eye on the cases. Ross Lord reports. “Lawyer David Klein, whose firm is one of two representing female RCMP employees in a sexual harassment class action, said […]

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