May 27, 2015

Class actions aren't the only game in town for product liability claims

Lawrence Thacker was quoted in the Financial Post on May 27, 2015 in relation to the issue of mass tort litigation as an alternative to class actions.

"There has been a host of individual settlements recently in lawsuits filed over allegedly defective pelvic mesh devices.

What's interesting is that these settlements have arisen out of "mass tort" litigation, as opposed to the usual product liability class actions you'd expect consumers to bring against manufacturers...

...Still, Lawrence Thacker of Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP says there are some distinct advantages for plaintiffs in the mass tort approach.

'Plaintiffs can go all the way to trial and judgment on a single case without having to give up other claims if they lose,' Thacker says..."