Mirilyn R. Sharp

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1987
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1985
Mirilyn Sharp
 Overview

Mirilyn has an active class action practice and has been litigating class actions since the legislation was first introduced in the early 90's. She has litigated and continues to litigate numerous class actions in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, and has provided assistance to our clients in class actions commenced in Quebec, and Alberta.

Mirilyn has defended large multi national health care providers and pharmaceutical companies, as well as insurers in a wide variety of class actions including class actions claiming damages arising from silicone gel breast implants, the Hepatitis B vaccine, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants, auto insurance deductibles, an Ontario-wide blackout, the Sunrise Propane explosion, collagen based wrinkle creams, and ruined vacations.

Mirilyn’s practice has taken her to various levels of Court including the Ontario Superior Court, the Saskatchewan Queens Bench, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Quebec Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada on several applications for Leave to Appeal.

Mirilyn has also been involved in reaching class-wide settlements on behalf of our clients in various jurisdictions including Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.

 Education
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1985
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1987
 Experience
  • Acted in defence of a multinational pharmaceutical company in various class actions concerning the manufacture of silicone breast implants, including lawsuits commenced in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia

  • Acted in defence of a multinational pharmaceutical company added as a Third Party by the Federal Government in a class action commenced against the Government for its role in the distribution of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants

  • Acted in defence of a multinational pharmaceutical company added as a Third Party by the Federal Government in various class actions commenced against the Government for its role in the distribution of breast implants, including lawsuits commenced in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia

  • Acted in defence of a multinational pharmaceutical company in a class action concerning the manufacture of a Hepatitis B vaccine containing thimerosal, which was alleged to have caused autism

  • Acted in defence of an insurance company in various class actions concerning the application of deductibles to total loss situations, including lawsuits commenced in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia

  • Acted in defence of a tour operator in various class actions concerning a water shortage in Cuba and the alleged resulting damage suffered by travelers, including lawsuits commenced in Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan

  • Acted in defence of an insurance company in class actions concerning an Ontario-wide blackout and losses allegedly suffered by policy holders as a result of the loss of power

  • Acted in defence of an insurance company in proceedings arising from financial services advice given by a company and the alleged losses suffered by investors who relied upon that advice, including lawsuits commenced in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and British Columbia

  • Acted in defence of class counsel in a class action involving allegations of improper communications with class members

  • Acted in defence of a bank in a class action commenced by investors in a failed farm credit loan scheme

  • Acted in defence of a propane company in a class action arising from an explosion that was alleged to have forced 12,000 people from their homes

  • Acted in defence of a distributor of collagen-based injectables in a class action alleging that the product was improperly marketed for lip enhancement, including lawsuits commenced in Ontario and British Columbia

Recognition

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Memberships

  • Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Class Actions Section Executive Committee
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Section
  • Member of the OBA Council
  • Member of The Advocates’ Society - Class Actions Practice Group
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
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