product liability 


The vast majority of manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers do their utmost to ensure the products they make or sell are safe. But not every product can be guaranteed absolutely safe.

When a product causes injury or personal loss, the consequences can be far-reaching. Individual lawsuits or class actions can cause considerable disruption to the bottom line, while tarnishing even the strongest brands.

McMillan's Litigation Group has extensive product liability litigation experience across a wide range of industry sectors. Our lawyers have achieved international recognition for their expertise in defending product liability suits and class actions. Our unparalleled strength and depth in this area has also been recognized by the world's leading manufacturers and distributors, who regularly retain us to defend their products and their brands.

With expert legal counsel, companies across the entire supply chain can mitigate and defend against a wide range of product liability issues. They need legal advice from experts who have proven product litigation experience and understand the regulatory environments that govern specific industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and other specialty products.

When appropriate, our product liability teams work collaboratively with our industry specialists and lawyers in our class action practice. As a firm, we are committed to delivering creative solutions that help clients successfully defend against—or ideally, avoid—costly and damaging liability cases.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Advising on industry-specific or general compliance and regulatory issues
  • Assisting with product recalls and crisis management
  • Defending against libel, slander and improper claims
  • Helping assess potential financial and enterprise risks
  • Advising on and negotiating settlements
  • Prosecuting counterclaims for product tampering or extortion
November 2020

Litigation Bulletin

June 11, 2020

Construction Law Bulletin

April 8, 2020

Construction Law Bulletin

April 7, 2020

Litigation Bulletin

April 3, 2020

Construction Law Bulletin

March 2020

Class Actions Bulletin

January 2020

Litigation, Construction Litigation, Advocacy & Employment Bulletin

December 2019

Litigation Bulletin

June 2019

Business Law Bulletin

October 2017

Litigation Bulletin


In-House Defense Quarterly, V.11 number 4

February 2017
Product Liability Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
December 2014
Litigation Bulletin
November 2010
Product Liability Bulletin
Product Liability: Canadian Law and Practice
Theall, Maidment, Dufort and Brown
(Aurora, Ont: Canada Law Book, 2001) (loose-leaf)