Class Action and Mass Tort

Gluckstein Lawyers are committed to accessing justice for plaintiffs who have sustained a personal injury or harm at the hands of a large entity, such as a corporation or government.

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action is a type of civil claim brought by one or more individuals on behalf of a larger group, made up of class members. Class Action lawsuits are common where the same party injures a group of people in the same way. The interests of the group are represented by one individual known as the “class representative.” The class is treated as a group that was injured, rather than a group of individuals that were injured. Rather than having each person bring his or her own lawsuit, a Class Action allows the group to collectively sue the at-fault party to resolve the claims in a single legal proceeding. Class Action lawsuits provide an efficient way to litigate common issues. They can focus on multiple areas of law, including personal injury and product liability.

By creating a group or class, class action lawsuits create power in numbers. A Class Action is a way to equalize the playing field against a large entity, and Gluckstein Lawyers is committed to advocating on your behalf.

How Gluckstein Lawyers Can Help

Class Action lawsuits are lengthy and complicated. The legal battle will likely be difficult and protracted. The most important objective of a class action is to help individuals pursue legal action against large entities, such as corporations or governments that have deep pockets and access to resources. By joining a class action, individuals are provided with an opportunity to seek a legal remedy for the alleged damages. The appeal for members who join a class proceeding may owe to the overwhelming importance of the issues in dispute.

There is nothing you have to do directly to join a class action. A court order defines the class action, and if you fall within the definition which is set by the court, you are automatically included, unless you decide you do not wish to participate in the suit. If you would like to preserve your right to pursue an individual case, you must opt-out of the class action. There will be a limited window of time for you to opt-out, which will be indicated in the certification order, which is sent out after the proceeding is certified. However, be aware that once you have opted out, you are no longer entitled to any settlement, which may be given if the case is resolved.

What is a Mass Tort Action

Unlike class-action lawsuits, a Mass Tort action involves many injured parties against one or a few at-fault parties. Mass Tort actions are similar to Class Actions; however, a Mass Tort action treats each injured party individually, rather than as an injured group. It can be an efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the legal system for multiple parties experiencing the same or similar injuries. A Mass Tort action provides an efficient way to litigate common issues. A Mass Tort action can focus in various areas of law, including personal injury, product liability and medical negligence.

Our Commitment to You

The significance of the outcome of a class action litigation and mass tort lawsuit is meaningful not only for the plaintiffs but also for society at large. The impact of these types of lawsuits extends far beyond the legal remedy for the plaintiff and can correct or modify damaging behaviour or widely accepted practices. Our ability to advocate for clients  in class actions and mass tort lawsuits represents for us  a distinct and honourable professional achievement and is in keeping with our firm’s commitment to providing full-circle care to all our clients. 

Trusted Expertise

Gluckstein Lawyers is an experienced class action law firm in Toronto. Currently, we are representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Repromed Fertility and the Ukrainian Airline Flight 752 plane crash. For almost 60 years, we’ve helped clients and their families move forward with dignity and trusted expertise when faced with life-altering injuries. We are committed to serving our clients, who depend on us during the most challenging times of their lives, and we are with them every step of the way.

If you have sustained a personal injury, please feel free to contact us to talk about how Gluckstein Lawyers can help you. We are committed to advocating on your behalf with dignity and respect. We are here to help.

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Resources

An Introduction to Class Actions in Ontario

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Weighing The Proposed Changes To Ontario’s Class Actions Legislation

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PRESS RELEASE: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Etobicoke Fertility Clinic

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