Class Action Lawsuits

Class Actions In Newfoundland And Labrador

Class actions are lawsuits brought forward on behalf of a group. They are relatively new in Canada and The Class Actions Act was passed in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2002. They allow people to sue for compensation in situations where it is often too difficult or unrealistic to file an individual suit, creating better access to justice for consumers. Class actions put victims on a more even playing field against typically large and powerful defendants.

Pioneering Access To Justice

Ches Crosbie obtained the very first class certification in Newfoundland and Labrador in a lawsuit against Bayer. It involved injuries caused by Bayer’s anti-cholesterol drug Baycol. Ches was also the first to receive a court approved settlement in Atlantic Canada in his Labrador class action over a hospital sterilization failure. He may be most well-known for his work in the Breast Cancer Testing Class Action that followed the discovery of botched medical tests by the Health Sciences pathology lab, and the Labrador Residential Schools Class Action. He has been able to help thousands of people through class action lawsuits, for whom it would be unrealistic to make individual legal claims.

Current Class Actions

Ches Crosbie is presently involved in a number of class action lawsuits. If you think that you or a loved one might be eligible for inclusion in one of his class actions, or if you would like more information, please contact Patient Injury Law by phone or email.


I want to say a few words about a real hero in the minds of a lot of Newfoundlanders. When I was in need of a legal opinion only one name came to mind and that was, Ches Crosbie. I had never met the man but my impression of him was a person of compassion, honesty, sincere and a good listener. I was not disappointed as he was every bit of that plus more. He took the time to listen to my issues and left me with the impression that he had a desire to seek justice and fairness for his clients. In my mind he treats people as equal that alone puts him in a class of his own.
Jim Skinner