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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Insurance Law Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice Labour and Employment Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Construction Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Administrative and Public Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Competition / Antitrust Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Aviation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Legal Malpractice Law Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Construction Law Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Product Liability Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Aviation Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Product Liability Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Product Liability Law Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Construction Law International Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Product Liability Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Legal Malpractice Law Appellate Practice Construction Law Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution International Arbitration Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law International Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Aviation Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Competition / Antitrust Law Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Product Liability Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Insurance Law Securities Law Product Liability Law Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Legal Malpractice Law Natural Resources Law Construction Law International Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Class Action Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Construction Law Professional Malpractice Law Product Liability Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Professional Malpractice Law Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Labour and Employment Law Defamation and Media Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Law

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Practice Area Definition

Product Liability Law Definition

Canadian product liability law recognizes that persons who have suffered personal injury or property damage from the use of unsafe products should receive compensation.  The Supreme Court of Canada has said: 

“When manufacturers place products in the flow of commerce, they create a relationship of reliance with consumers, who have far less knowledge than the manufacturers concerning the dangers inherent in the use of the products, and are therefore put at risk if the product is not safe.”

Product liability law is not a distinct branch of the law. Lawyers practicing in this area must have a broad knowledge of various areas of the law including negligence, contract, insurance, and governmental regulation. These areas of the law are likely to come together and apply to any particular product liability case. Since the chain of commerce for any particular product may pass through multiple international and Canadian jurisdictions before reaching the consumer, product liability lawyers must also have a full understanding of the conflict of law principles which will determine in which court and by what body of law a product liability lawsuit can proceed. 

Since mass produced products have the potential to cause harm to a large number of consumers, claims for compensation are often conducted on a mass basis by lawyers specializing in class proceedings, although product liability litigation may also involve court action for the recovery of compensation for a single consumer.  

The practice of product liability law is not confined to litigation. Lawyers knowledgeable in this area also provide advice to manufacturers and distributors concerning ways to reduce the risk of harm to ultimate consumers thereby mitigating their exposure to product liability claims. 

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Canadian product liability law recognizes that persons who have suffered personal injury or property damage from the use of unsafe products should receive compensation.  The Supreme Court of Canada has said: 

“When manufacturers place products in the flow of commerce, they create a relationship of reliance with consumers, who have far less knowledge than the manufacturers concerning the dangers inherent in the use of the products, and are therefore put at risk if the product is not safe.”

Product liability law is not a distinct branch of the law. Lawyers practicing in this area must have a broad knowledge of various areas of the law including negligence, contract, insurance, and governmental regulation. These areas of the law are likely to come together and apply to any particular product liability case. Since the chain of commerce for any particular product may pass through multiple international and Canadian jurisdictions before reaching the consumer, product liability lawyers must also have a full understanding of the conflict of law principles which will determine in which court and by what body of law a product liability lawsuit can proceed. 

Since mass produced products have the potential to cause harm to a large number of consumers, claims for compensation are often conducted on a mass basis by lawyers specializing in class proceedings, although product liability litigation may also involve court action for the recovery of compensation for a single consumer.  

The practice of product liability law is not confined to litigation. Lawyers knowledgeable in this area also provide advice to manufacturers and distributors concerning ways to reduce the risk of harm to ultimate consumers thereby mitigating their exposure to product liability claims.