Class Actions in British Columbia

A class action is a lawsuit by one or more people who sue on behalf of others with similar claims. This script discusses class action lawsuits in BC. Topics include what kinds of cases are suitable for a class action, how a class action is started, and what's needed to "certify" a class action.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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October 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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class actions, defective products, product liability, representative plaintiff, certifying a class action, Dial-A-Law
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