Class Actions

Torys has a leading class actions group with considerable expertise in all aspects of Canadian and U.S. class actions. We represent clients in a broad range of cases, including product liability, securities, competition and antitrust, employment, payments and cards, environmental, health, insurance, copyright, information technology, pensions and commercial matters.

Canadian class actions are typically commenced in multiple provinces, including in Quebec, a civil law jurisdiction. In addition to full mobility in all other provinces, our team includes lawyers called to multiple Bars including in Quebec, which allows us to offer one team to our clients to defend these matters. The result is a seamless, cost efficient approach to the litigation strategy.

Torys’ lawyers have led and coordinated the defence and settlement of multijurisdictional class actions, both nationally and internationally. We have defended class action trials in both Quebec and Ontario.

Our class actions practice includes advising clients on Canadian aspects of U.S. class actions, and providing expert opinion evidence in U.S. class actions concerning various aspects of Canadian law.

Numerous members of the Torys litigation team have been recognized for their class actions expertise, including recognition in Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Legal Media Group’s Benchmark Canada, Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Client’s Guide, Real Time News’ LawDay, Woodward White’s Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

“They’re one of the best firms for class actions. I always push for them. They’re very thorough, have some very good litigators and are very tailored in their approach.”  —Chambers Global.