Meet Alan Farrer – Class Action Lawyer

    Watch this short biography video and get to know class action lawyer Alan Farrer, managing partner with the Toronto law firm of Thomson Rogers. Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, his practice focuses primarily on complex litigation and class actions. He has over 35 years of experience … Continued

    Class Action Claim against Ottawa based Chiropodist, Dr. Pierre Dupont

      Thomson, Rogers has now issued a class action lawsuit against Dr. Dupont, his clinic the Ottawa Foot Practice Inc. and the College of Chiropodists. The claim seeks compensation on behalf of all patients of Dr. Dupont that allegedly received an unapproved stent inserted by Dr. Dupont. Recently, the CBC reported on Dr. Dupont and these … Continued

      $50M Class Action Lawsuit issued against Niagara College

        Thomson, Rogers has issued a class action lawsuit against Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology on behalf of recent graduates of the General Arts and Science Diploma Transfer Program (“GAS” Program). The claim specifically alleges that Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology improperly marketed and promoted its two year “GAS” Program to international … Continued

        Class Actions

          They avoid the necessity for hundreds, or thousands of people to file similar individual lawsuits. This means that a single person can commence a class action on behalf of hundreds or thousands of people. They seek to ensure that people with similar claims are treated similarly. Class action lawsuits increase access to justice and streamline … Continued

          Potential Class Action lawsuit against striking teachers in Durham

            The Durham district high school teachers’ strike has frustrated many students and parents, prompting some to consider a class-action lawsuit against the teachers. Alan Farrer, managing partner at Thomson, Rogers, comments on the legality of the strike and the chances of parents and students securing a successful outcome. See the full story here.  

            Class Action FAQs

              What is a class action? A class action is a civil lawsuit brought by one or more representative plaintiffs on behalf of a larger group of persons (the class members). A class action attempts to have common or similar claims resolved in a single proceeding with the result binding upon all class members and opposing … Continued

              Mirapex Class Action Library

                For your convenience and to avoid software compatibility issues, they have been formatted in PDF. Therefore, to view and/or print these items, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may download this free program from Adobe by clicking here. Mirapex Update: Certification Motion Posted: March 3, 2011 On … Continued

                Air Canada Flight 878 Class Action

                  Thomson, Rogers has issued a $20 million class action against Air Canada on behalf of the 95 passengers of AC 878 en route from Toronto to Zurich on January 13, 2011. During the flight, passengers were subjected to violent forces as the aircraft was suddenly put into a steep dive. Many passengers were catapulted out … Continued

                  Mirapex Class Action Certified by Ontario Court

                    In a decision released on March 28, 2011, the Ontario Superior Court has certified Mirapex as a class action. The class includes all persons resident in Canada (other than in Quebec) who were prescribed Mirapex for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. The Certification Decision can be found on our website under, “Class Action Litigation” and … Continued

                    Class Actions 101

                      By: Marcia Pritzker Schmitt Class actions are a relatively recent phenomenon in Canadian law. Ontario did not have class action legislation until the Class Proceedings Act came out in 1992. Most Canadian jurisdictions, including Ontario, have seen an explosion in the number of class action cases brought within the past 5 years. It would be … Continued

                      And the Award Goes to…

                        While the courtroom scenes in movies are much different from what takes place in reality, there’s no denying the fictional dynamic and drama is gripping to watch. It may not surprise you to know that courtroom dramas are popular within the law community regardless of their accuracy, and everyone has a favourite. With the Oscars … Continued

                        Traffic Accident Fatalities on the Rise: What Torontonians Need to Know

                          TORONTO, November 10, 2016 – When everyone claims the right of way, no one wins. That seems to be exactly what’s happening on Toronto’s streets as the number of traffic collisions and fatalities climbs. “It is a real public safety issue and one that could get even worse as we transition from fall to winter,” … Continued

                          John-Paul Zeni

                            John Paul’s practice focuses on personal injury and class action litigation. He started with Thomson, Rogers in 2015 as an articling student, and joined the firm as an associate in 2016. During his time at Thomson, Rogers, John-Paul has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. John-Paul graduated … Continued

                            Why Safe Cycling Matters

                              Knowing the rules can save your life. Toronto has recently approved a pilot project for protected bicycle lanes on Bloor Street West, set to be built this summer. With the success of the installation of protected bicycle lanes on Adelaide Street in 2014, bicycle traffic has tripled to more than 1,500 users per day.[1] Bicycles and … Continued

                              Doctor Pierre Dupont and College of Chiropodists being sued for $15M

                                A former patient of a controversial Ottawa foot doctor has filed a class-action claim against him, his business, and the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, after Pierre Dupont allegedly implanted unapproved stents into patients’ feet. About a dozen other former patients will be asking the court to certify the claim. The lawsuit, which was filed … Continued