A class action law suit allows a large number of people with a common interest in a matter to sue the same defendant as a group. Such actions are typically used where an individual claim would be too small or expensive to pursue.
Class actions require lawyers who are adept at handling very complex matters and very large plaintiff groups. Whether the action is settled out of court or proceeds to trial, our lawyers have the experience and resources to see class actions through to the end.
Our lawyers have recognized expertise representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad spectrum of class action lawsuits. We have also acted for other groups who have a vested interest in outcomes, such as not-for-profit associations.
- Actions brought on behalf of shareholders against public companies.
- Defence of corporate interests against actions brought on by shareholders.
- Argued for access to funding and coverage for specific medical procedures currently not granted by the provincial government.
- Defence of religious institutions in allegations of historical sexual abuse at residential schools.
- Representing plaintiff groups and defending corporations in allegations of faulty products.
Autism Class Action
Represented the parents of children with autism who sought coverage for therapy under the Medical Services Plan. Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia (Attorney General).
Historical Sexual Assault
Represented the United Church in proceedings collectively cited as Blackwater v. Plint et al which determined the liability of the Government of Canada and the United Church for sexual assaults committed at Indian Residential Schools. The case was decided by the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2005 (2005 SCC 58) and will serve as a leading judgment on issues of institutional liability and assessment of damages.
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24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized for litigation expertise by Benchmark Canada®, 2020
Harper Grey receives highest firm ranking as a “Highly Recommended” local litigation law firm in British Columbia from Benchmark Canada® 2014-2020
29 Harper Grey lawyers recognized across 15 specialty areas by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2020
19 Harper Grey lawyers recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2020
Harper Grey recognized as a "Leading Law Firm" regionally in the area of Dispute Resolution by Chambers Canada®, 2017-2020
Martindale Hubbell® recognizes 13 Harper Grey lawyers across 27 practice areas
Harper Grey receives the TAGLaw Membership Award of Distinction acknowledging 15 years of outstanding service
Harper Grey recognized as a Top 10 Regional Firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the Territories by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 2012 and 2014