What we do for our clients

Our team works closely with our clients to develop a well-thought-out legal strategy that protects your interests. We understand the need to move quickly and act decisively, and expedite resolutions that create the best possible outcome. We are particularly skilled at opposing the certification of class action suits. Our insight into the legislation that governs certification, and our knowledge of the procedure rules for class actions, gives our clients a tactical advantage from the start.

When cases do proceed to court, Parlee McLaws has one of Alberta’s largest, most experienced litigation teams, with experience across all litigation areas, including:

  • Aboriginal claims
  • aviation matters
  • banking and finance
  • consumer claims
  • construction disputes
  • deceptive trade practices
  • environmental issues
  • insurance matters
  • intellectual property violations
  • labour and employment disputes
  • mass torts
  • medical negligence
  • negligence claims
  • pensions and employee benefits
  • personal information and privacy breaches
  • product liability
  • securities and shareholder rights

We know how to utilize experts, investigate facts, mobilize resources and develop a pragmatic, proactive legal strategy.

Current class actions

Long term care class action

Representative Work

  • Defended a $10 million claim for a proposed class claim on behalf of numerous patients alleging negligence and breach of duty following the potential disclosure of medical records and personal information of patients due to loss or theft of a laptop containing medical records and patient data.
  • Defending a class action claim seeking restitution and damages in respect of certain cheque cashing fees collected by a pay day loan business when the debtors chose to repay short term loans using the cheque cashing service offered by franchisees of the pay day loan business.
  • Class action brought against provincial government and the health authority on behalf of residents of long term care facilities and patients in general hospitals who have been assessed as requiring nursing home or auxiliary hospital care on grounds that the government acted beyond its statutory authority by requiring patients or residents of long term care facilities to pay for or contribute to the costs of basic care services in nursing homes and standard ward hospitalization services as well as insured services in auxiliary hospitals and, in respect of the health authority, on the grounds that it was negligent and breached its contract with the patients in these facilities.

How we work with our clients

We build lasting relationships with our clients built on trust, responsiveness and results. Many of our clients have been with us since before the Class Proceedings Act came into effect in 1993. Our clients trust us to advance their interests with integrity and skill, and know we respect their time and resources.

Our Class Action team includes lawyers with a range of experience – from senior partners to junior associates – which allows us to assign cases accordingly and use resources wisely. We are also backed by essential paralegal and administrative support, which ensures all the necessary filings and paperwork are completed efficiently and accurately. As part of the larger Parlee McLaws firm, we have access to in-house expertise in various areas that we use for our clients’ benefit.