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Mr. Lemer was called to the bar in 1982.

Mr. Lemer was plaintiff's co-counsel in Endean vs. Canadian Red Cross and others, a class action on behalf of individuals infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions, which resulted in the largest class action settlement in Canadian history, at that time.

He was plaintiff co-counsel in a U.S. action by Canadian haemophiliacs against Armour Pharmaceutical Company for infection with HIV by blood products.  The case was profiled in a report by CNN TV, Bruce Lemer was interviewed by CNN investigative correspondent Art Harris on Dec. 2002 http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0212/31/cct.00.html scroll down long page]

He has extensive experience in complex litigation, having acted for numerous individuals in products liability and professional negligence claims against governments, blood products manufacturers and the Canadian Red Cross for infection with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions and blood products.

He has successfully represented plaintiffs in negligence claims against stockbrokers and brokerage firms, physicians and highway maintenance bodies (for accidents caused by inadequate winter maintenance procedures).

He has appeared on numerous occasions in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and courts in Alberta and Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bruce Lemer in 2010 has been awarded the "BV" distinguished rating by LexusNexus / Martindale-Hubbell, peer review, for "Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards".


Class Action against Merrill Lynch Canada & BMO Nesbitt Burns: on Secret Profits on Currency Exchange Rates

The Merrill Lynch Currency Exchange Law Suit - settled in 2009.  "BC court approves suit against Merrill Lynch Canada 2006-12-28 19:20:00 VANCOUVER (CP) - A  B.C. Supreme Court judge has approved a class action lawsuit against Merrill Lynch Canada over claims the investment house made secret profits on foreign currency exchange rates charged for securities transactions."

"Investor ... alleges Merrill Lynch did not disclose to its clients in the 1990s that it was charging a spread ....... [on] trades involving mostly U.S.-denominated foreign securities destined for Canadian-dollar accounts." [cited from www.canoe.ca, references also in GlobeandMail.com December 2006 News Articles]

Proposed class action against Telus Communications

"... alleging it is deceiving its cellular customers about Telus Mobility's practice of charging air time for incoming calls even before their phones start ringing... in contravention of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Trade Practice Act..." [quote The Vancouver Sun, Wed. Mar. 09, 2005 - Business Section p.D5, article by Gillian Shaw]

Proposed class acton against United Furniture on Negligent Misrepresentation in Advertising

Holmes v United Furniture and others: for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation in advertising

Settled:  Case on Inappropriate Actions in Pharmaceutical Drug Price Increase

DeMuinck  v.  BASF Inc. and others; against a drug manufacturer with respect to allegedly inappropriate actions taken to raise the price of a drug- settled in 2007.


Mr. Lemer has also successfully represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases involving paraplegia and quadriplegia, brain injuries, serious orthopedic injuries and death claims.


· He was the yearly update author of the chapter on I.C.B.C. (Insurance Corp. of BC) no-fault benefits in the Motor Vehicle Claims Manual ( a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 1999-2003 )

· Strict Products Liability:  The problem of improperly designed products ( Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 1982 )

Dealing With Claimants and Insureds ( in Insurance Law, CLE, 1989 )

· Practice Points for a Personal Injury Discovery ( in Personal Injury Trials: Techniques and Tactics, CLE, 1989 )

· Pollution Coverage Under C.G.L. and Automobile Policies ( in Pollution and Contamination Insurance Claims, CLE, 1990 )


210 - 900 Howe St.
Vancouver BC
Canada V6Z 2M4

Phone:  604.642.6363
Website: www.BruceLemer.com

Phone:  604.642.6363
Website: BruceLemer.com... class-actions/overview
Email:  www.brucelemer.com/lemer-and-company/contact-us/

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