Summary Section Content 1BLG’s Product Liability Group provides legal services relating to issues that occur within any stage of a product’s life cycle. Our team offers significant expertise in product liability disputes – from class actions, crisis management and product recalls to regulatory issues. Our Group is committed to protecting your brand and reputation in its respective marketplace. The Product Liability Group provides seamless service to clients through a collaborative network of professionals working in six offices across Canada. Representing clients across the country, our Group offers service in both official languages. As many cases involve complex technical issues, a number of our lawyers offer expertise drawn from education and experience with various engineering disciplines. As a leader in cross-border litigation, our decades of experience in this field enable us to provide you with practical, strategic advice and solutions. Whether dealing with consumer product litigation, obligations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, government regulations, or client representation at a coroner's inquest or commission of inquiry, we deliver service to maintain a positive brand image for your products. Publications Section Content 2 "A Prompt Response and Fair Compensation Package Help to Defeat Class Action Certification," November 2018."Court of Appeal for Ontario Considers Availability of Damages for Pure Economic Loss in Product Recall Case," November 2018."Ontario Divisional Court Confirms Parameters of Third Party Litigation Funding Agreements," November 2018."Destructive Testing Marks Start of Two-Year Limitation Period in Product Claim ," August 2018."In the Internet of Things, Opportunities Abound for Class Action Litigation," July 2018."Non-Parties Ordered to Produce Documents in Product Liability Class Action," March 2018."Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Affirms Corroboration is not Causation," December 2017."Product Liability Handbook," November 2017."Court Directs That Additional Oral Evidence be Adduced on Summary Judgment Motion in Fire Loss Product Liability Claim," October 2017."When is it “Appropriate” to Commence an Action? Court of Appeal Provides Further Guidance on Limitation Periods," September 2017."Court of Appeal Clarifies Interpretation of 2015 Amendments to the Insurance Act With Respect to Statutory Deductibles and Interest," September 2017."Misrepresentation Must Be Material and not Based on Mere Speculation," May 2017."UK seeks to Legislate Liability for Autonomous Vehicles," March 2017."General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 ("GARA") Not Applicable in Ontario Action," October 2016."Superior Court decision offers helpful guidance in pre-certification communications," December 2015. Representative Work Section Content 3Members of the Product Liability Group have represented designers, manufacturers, distributors, repairers and medical institutions in cases involving:Vehicles (including automotive parts and tires)Recreational vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobilesDrugs and medical devices and prostheticsMotorcyclesWatercraft and marine productsFirearmsFood and beveragesChemicals and fuelsFertilizersAll manner of sporting goods including helmetsComputer hardware and softwareBuilding materials and suppliesHeavy equipmentAppliancesToysElevating devicesHeating and ventilation equipmentIndustrial equipmentElectrical motorsBiological suppliesProtective clothingWe act as national counsel for a number of manufacturers. Rankings & Recognitions Section Content 4Many of our lawyers are recognized as pre-eminent in their field. The Group and its members are ranked:In the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers Canada®. In the 2018 and 2019 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.In the 2018 (and since 2017) edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. In the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. In the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.