Litigation

Litigation

Judicial proceedings can be complex, expensive and time-consuming.  Whether acting for plaintiffs in pursuit or acting in defense, we are here to assist, advise and represent you in a diligent and cost-efficient manner.  We tailor our strategies to the specific needs of each client.   We have experience pleading before all Court levels in Quebec and before the Federal Court of Canada.  We have also established strong working relationships with attorneys practicing in other Canadian provinces, and in the United States, in order to offer full legal support to our clients.

Our lawyers have experience litigating most types of matters, including in the following areas:

  • Civil liability
  • Commercial law
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment and labor law
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization
  • Extraordinary proceedings such as injunctions
  • Anton Piller injunctions (acting for the parties named or as independent supervising attorneys named by the Court)
  • Shareholder disputes, including oppression proceedings
  • Landlord / Tenant disputes
  • Transportation law
  • Professional liability
  • Class actions
  • Intellectual property
  • Wills & estates
Business Law

Lex Group can handle all your business needs.  Whether a small enterprise or a large corporation, we will guide you through every step of the development and maintenance of your business.  In particular, our lawyers have experience in all aspects of corporate / commercial law, including the following:

  • Incorporations
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial transactions
  • Contracts
  • Corporate structuring
  • Partnerships
  • Licensing
  • Franchising and distribution
  • Real estate transactions
  • Private investments
  • Finance
  • Employment & labor
  • Execution of creditor’s rights
  • Trusts
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency

 

Class Actions

The average consumer disposes of unequal negotiating powers as compared to large corporations, banks or governmental organizations.   Given this, Lex Group has set it itself out to level the playing field and represent plaintiffs in large class actions.

We have filed and are currently involved in numerous class actions wherein we represent Quebec class members, as well as class members from all over Canada.  We work with leading class action firms in different Canadian provinces, and in the United States, in order to ensure complete representation and to maximize the positive outcomes for the members.  Lex Group has successfully settled multiple national class actions on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians.

The following are some of the areas in which we can handle class action proceedings:

  • Consumer protection (including false advertisements, product liability, product recalls, and automotive defects)
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical liability
  • Price fixing
  • Loss of personal information / data breaches
  • Banking
  • Securities
  • Fraud

 

Intellectual Property

The protection of intangible assets is very valuable.  Intellectual property rights allow the owner to benefit from what they have created or to benefit from exclusive rights of use of such property.

We have experience in many fields of intellectual property law, including:

  • Trademarks (applications, registrations, oppositions)
  • Copyrights
  • Patents (through affiliated offices and attorneys in the province of Quebec and in other Canadian provinces or in the United States)