We believe in people before profit.
Overwhelmingly, the collective response to the global pandemic has been supportive and dynamic, bringing communities closer together in a common effort to reduce the spread of the virus and protect our most vulnerable.
However, what happens when companies or institutions respond to the pandemic in a way that treats individuals and small businesses unfairly?
We’ve seen examples where big business has sought to protect profits instead of treating their clients and customers fairly. In Canada, certain airlines have refused refunds on cancelled trips and insurers have denied claims from businesses and professionals who purchased protection against the financial losses caused by a pandemic of this nature.
Class actions allow regular people to hold corporations, governments and organizations accountable for their wrongdoing.
Cases that would be too expensive or complex for people to bring on their own can be brought collectively as a class action. Class actions help individuals level the playing field against defendants with practically unlimited financial and legal resources.
Common types of class action lawsuits include:
- breach of privacy
- investor fraud
- contaminated medications
- defective products
- faulty medical devices
- systemic institutional abuse or harassment
- dangerous automobile components
- price fixing
- employee rights violations
- overcharging of consumers
Class action lawsuits related to the pandemic are expected to boom.
We are in unprecedented times. It is difficult to predict the number of instances where large corporations will place profit over fairness. We foresee actions against airlines for refusing to refund costs, healthcare providers for negligent operations, and manufacturers of health products who are deceptive in their marketing materials.