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Insurer successfully resists production of insurance policies in class action - Evans v Davantage Gr
Effectively managing a class action suit takes more than legal knowledge; astute case management skills and a thorough understanding of our client's objectives are vital components of a successful pleading. Our global network and industry knowledge come into their own in these cases, offering clients a consistently high quality of attention and pragmatic advice wherever they are in the world.
Our class action group defends major corporates, insurers and influential individuals against class action law suits, involving a range of issues from product liability and consumer protection to securities and shareholder actions. A small number of our lawyers also act as class counsel, representing groups of plaintiffs in these actions.
Our lawyers have experience in every aspect of class action practice, from obtaining and defeating class certification to prosecuting and defending complex class action trials, always recognising that class actions can amount to business critical litigation for the organisation concerned. Our skilled litigators are also able to call on our broader disputes practice, particularly in those sectors regularly targeted for class actions such as healthcare, financial services and retail and consumer.
Defending 38 law firms sued in a third party claim to a CAD 750 million class action suit by Canadian dealerships alleging violation of various Canadian franchise acts by an auto manufacturer and violation of duty of care by a major Canadian law firm
Defending a class action suit of CAD 370 million alleging conspiracy in price fixing of oil and gas in the Province of Quebec in violation of the Quebec Civil Code and Competition Act
Representing one of the largest airline manufacturers in a class action involving multiple jurisdictions and product liability
Advising as class counsel in a US national class action against a major consumer electronics manufacturer. Obtaining class certification and, following a dozen mediation sessions over more than a year, winning court approval of a settlement valued by the court at over USD 200 million.
Representing corporate defendants accused of disseminating "junk faxes" in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, obtaining dismissal of USD 96 million class action for failure to bring the matter to trial within the statutory deadline – a result affirmed following the plaintiff...
Acting for a director of a collapsed mining company in a shareholder class action in the Federal Court against a junior mining company, its directors and auditors arising out of alleged misrepresentations to the market and continuous disclosure breaches at around the time of the 2008 financial...
Advising on coverage in a first of its kind employment practices liability (EPL) class action alleging mis-categorisation of employment status and sham contracting.
Advising in three concurrent but separate high-profile multimillion dollar class action proceedings (ranging from AUD 16 million to AUD 60 million) brought by investors against a trustee (a subsidy of an Australian bank) alleging failure to exercise 'reasonable diligence' and falling short of...
Acting in English and Jersey proceedings for a company facing claims from hundreds of individuals in relation to three UCIS funds which invested in Eastern European property.