May 28, 2014

Plaintiffs counsel turn to ‘mass tort' as class action alternative

Lawrence E. Thacker was quoted in the Financial Post on May 28, 2014 following his interview with Julius Melnitzer.

"In the hope of achieving better results for their clients in product liability cases than a class action might provide, an innovative Toronto law firm, Will Davidson LLP, is resorting to "mass tort" litigation as an alternative.

Mass tort litigation, like class actions, arise when a defective product injures a large number of consumers. Because defects can cause a wide range of problems for claimants, the cases may be difficult to group into a single class that satisfies the "commonality" requirement for certification of class actions..."