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

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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How Hard Is It to Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can be extremely difficult to prove. This is attributable in part to the complexity of modern medicine, as well as the legal protections and resources doctors and other medical providers enjoy. It is important to know what challenges you face if you are harmed as a result of a doctor’s error. An experienced […]

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The Importance of Institutional Negligence Class Actions

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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Understanding Class Actions in Canada

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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What Are the Types of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice claims are a type of lawsuit that can be brought against a medical provider or medical facility who has fallen below the accepted standards of health care in the course of treatment and, thus, has caused harm or injury to a patient. These claims are very complex in nature and range vastly in […]