The impact of COVID-19 can be felt through every aspect of our lives and will continue to change the way we live and work for the foreseeable future. Across Western Canada, businesses of all kinds are facing challenges fulfilling their contractual obligations while keeping their operations running. As a result, large groups of consumers are being left in the lurch after a business fails to meet its agreed-upon terms.
James H. Brown and Associates has built its reputation on standing up for the rights of individuals. Since 1993, our team of experienced lawyers has achieved precedent-setting results in personal litigation, accident injury law, and class action lawsuits. Read on to learn more about class-actions in the wake of COVID-19, as well as James H. Brown’s commitment to standing up for the rights of consumers.
Class Actions in a Pandemic
A class-action lawsuit allows groups of individuals (typically 40 or more) to pursue justice from companies and other legal entities for harmful and negligent practices. Groups are represented collectively by an individual or group of lawyers, rather than each member pursuing their own representation. While absent members of the group do not participate in legal proceedings, they are typically bound by the Court’s litigation decisions unless they actively opt-out of the action.
In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a wide variety of class actions, including:
- Action against major airlines for issuing travel credits with a one-year expiry date instead of full refunds for cancelled flights.
- Business owners taking action against insurance companies for denying business interruption insurance during lockdowns.
- University students seeking partial recovery of their tuition after schools cancelled in-person classes.
- Class actions on behalf of residents of long-term care homes that suffered COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths.
Critics of class action lawsuits have noted that they have often been exploited by less-than-ethical parties to get a quick payday or ruin an organization’s reputation. Although this type of profiteering is more common in the United States, it would be foolish to pretend that Canadians don’t occasionally attempt it. However, James H. Brown and Associates to not condone or participate in this type of legal action.
At James H. Brown and Associates, we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals and businesses in ways that nobody could have imagined. As a law firm dedicated to standing up for individuals’ rights, we are here to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated after a business fails to live up to its obligations. It’s not about money, and it’s certainly not about destroying businesses and livelihoods; it’s about attaining justice for individuals whose lives have been changed by COVID-19, as well as setting precedents to ensure others are protected in the future.
James H. Brown and Associates: YOUR Class Action Law Firm
Over the last three decades, James H. Brown and Associates has successfully participated in some of the largest class-action lawsuits in Western Canadian history. We know firsthand what it’s like to have your life altered by another party’s negligence; that’s why we’ve built a legal team with over 200 years’ combined experience in securing fair compensation for our clients. Our team has managed high-profile class action cases in a wide variety of industries, including:
- Consumer Product Recalls
- Food Safety
- Utility Management
- Long-Term Care Facility Malpractice
- And More
Our experienced lawyers are committed to helping our clients take action, backed by a firm commitment to supporting you and your family every step of the way.
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