Amanda Quayle's practice concentrates on civil litigation in all areas and aspects of law including class actions, commercial litigation, labour and employment, administrative law and insurance.
Amanda has acted for many high profile clients including: Monsanto Canada Inc. in the successful defence of the first class action proceeding started in Saskatchewan which involved a claim by organic farmers alleging that the introduction of genetically modified canola resulted in the contamination and elimination of the overseas market for organic canola; Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in proceedings involving a multi-billion dollar dispute over the ownership of potash reserves in the world's largest potash mine in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan; and a financial institution in proposed class proceedings in Saskatchewan involving the allegedly anti-competitive surcharges that are charged to merchants for the use of Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
Amanda also has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and medical device class action litigation, including representing: Pfizer in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceuticals Celebrex and Bextra; Bayer in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceutical Baycol; Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceutical Accutane; Atrium Medical Corporation in a class action proceeding involving a medical product known as pelvic mesh; and DJO Canada Inc. and its parent company in a certified national class action involving a medical device used in knee and shoulder surgeries to assist with pain control.
•Regina Palliative Care Inc. (“RPCI”), Board of Directors, 2012-present
•Kiss the Canvass, boxer, in support of RPCI, 2012
•Tour de Lumsden, Committee Member, 2013-present
•Countdown to Kickoff (Grey Cup 101), Chairperson, 2013
•Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (Saskatchewan Branch)
•Wishmaker Parade (Regina), Chairperson, 2005-2009
•Board of Directors, 2000-2010
•Saskatchewan Council on Children, Member, 1999-2002
Lectures & Presentations
“Production and Discovery”, Saskatchewan Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED/Bar Admission Course), 2012, 2013, 2014
“The Importance of Knowledge Management in the Practice of Law”, Leadership for Women Lawyers Conference, 2012
“A Litigator's Perspective: Enforcing and Dealing with Contracts in Court”, Law Society of Saskatchewan Continuing Professional Development, 2012
Client Seminars on Labour and Employment Law Issues, 2007, 2008
Insurance & Litigation National Update presented by the Canadian Law Firm members of The World Services Group, Moderator, 2007
Wills and Estate Planning Issues, University of Regina (in-house seminars to employees), 2002
Homeowners Not Liable For Drinking and Driving Guests, InsuranceWest, 2006
Counselling and Investigation Committee Resource Manual (co-authored with Judge Kevin A. Lang), Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, 1998
An Owners' Guide to the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Act & Regulations (co-authored with Murray R. Sawatzky, Q.C.), Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association Inc. Owners Seminar, 1997
Harassment in the Workplace: What is it and what does it mean for employers and employees? (co-authored with Susan B. Barber, Q.C.), Saskatchewan Legal Education Society, 1997