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Class Action Settlement Services

Bruneau Group draws from our expertise in law, adjudication, financial management, and information technology to deliver innovative legal consulting and settlement administration services – earning the confidence of the courts, legal counsel and the claimants alike.

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The Bruneau Group
Better Settlement Administration

 

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Settlement Administration

Bruneau Group is a boutique firm –settlement administration is our focus and core business.

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Legal Noticing

Class action legal notice planning, bilingual drafting and distribution to the Class.

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Expert Advisory

For lawyers, private sector companies, claimants and government departments.

Our Approach

Working with the Bruneau Group

Laura Bruneau

Laura Bruneau

Principal

BA, LLB, CMC
Laura is a fluently bilingual  adjudicator, mediator, arbitrator and former ombudsman with over 20 years professional experience.

  • Bruneau Group is different.

    We complement legal counsel’s critical knowledge with our experience and expertise.

    We treat the work as seriously and as carefully as legal counsel and the courts did in the years leading to the settlement.

    We make effective use of information technology for tailored, optimized, accurate and reliable data warehousing and online claims processing.

    Our services are provided with absolute neutrality, responsiveness, transparency for the claimants, legal counsel and the courts.

    Working with us means no problems or hassles and no distractions for legal counsel and the courts whose focus is to move on to the next case with full confidence that Bruneau Group is handling every detail of the administration expertly and efficiently.

    We deliver bilingual, focussed service, with no bureaucracy and no wasted effort.

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  • We are led by professionals who understand and speak the language of:

    • Class actions
    • Litigation
    • Financial management
    • Fund trusteeship
    • Complex claim adjudication and arbitration
    • Information technology
    • Dispute resolution
    • Public outreach
    • Self represented claimants
    • Access to justice

    We are a Canadian company, sensitive to conflicts of interest, and do not take on work as accountants, public relation consultants, bankers, adjusters or lawyers – settlement administration, class action legal noticing and claims auditing is all that we do.

  • Bruneau Group has worked on class actions resulting from plane crashes, contaminated foods, hospital liability, product liability, illegal interest rates, price fixing, breach of contract, government liability, sexual abuse, a failure to warn, misrepresentation and breach of privacy, to name a few.

    Bruneau Group has been appointed to administer claims involving:

    • Multi-million dollar settlements
    • Primary, secondary, family member, estate and minor claims
    • Non pecuniary; out of pocket; loss of income; future costs of care; loss of services and economic loss claims
    • International claims
    • Online claim filing

    Bruneau Group has been appointed to arbitrate appeals where we reviewed a third party administrator’s decision pertaining to:

    • Denials and late claim submissions
    • Compensation assessments

    Bruneau Group has been retained to develop and execute bilingual national and international legal notice campaigns requiring direct mail alone and/or print media and/or public relations and/or digital means of communication.

    Bruneau Group has provided independent expert opinions, court filed affidavits and client reports relating to legal noticing, opting out, claims administration and claim auditing.

Testimonials

Bruneau Group has provided top-notch professional class administration services both before and after certification. In my opinion they offer both personal and very professional services.

J.J. Camp, Q.C., CFM Lawyers

I wish to send a special thank you to the Administrator who helped me understand all the legal matters and also helped me complete last steps for collecting my settlement. God bless and keep up the good work of helping people.

Gracelyne E., claimant from Montreal

Bruneau Group has demonstrated success in administering class action settlements. It has effected complex calculations of damages for distribution on a pro-rata basis, and has efficiently administered claims-based distributions to class members numbering in the thousands. Counsel can rest assured that the manifold details of a class action settlement will be addressed promptly and professionally, including all the time-consuming aspects of interfacing with affected class members.

Marg Waddell, Paliare Roland Barristers

Thanks … I am surprised payment came so fast and I do appreciate the effort you made for solving my claim.

Patti B., claimant from Toronto

Services

We administer settlements large and small, no matter how complex

$  Settlement Administration

Bruneau Group administers settlements from A to Z. Our services include:

  • Drafting of claim forms, instructions, protocols and FAQs
  • Designing and hosting dedicated websites
  • Online claim filing
  • Traditional hardcopy claim processing
  • Receiving and reporting on opt-outs and objections
  • Responding to claimant inquiries
  • Adjudicating claims
  • Fund management and distribution reconciliations
  • Identifying duplicate/fraudulent claims
  • Delivering final master files and closing reports

)  Expert Advisory

Bruneau Group provides independent expert opinions, affidavits or client reports relating to class action settlement administration best practices, legal noticing, opting out, claims management and/or claim auditing.

In the pre-settlement approval phase, Bruneau Group provides useful advice with respect to settlement fund administration, strategic planning, legal drafting, budgets, developing plain and easy-to-follow claim processes, identifying and resolving terms of settlement problems, evaluating claimant data and developing equitable compensation options.

e  Legal Noticing

Bruneau Group provides legal noticing services from A to Z. Our services include:

  • Developing detailed legal notice plans with budgets
  • Drafting bilingual legal notices – short and long forms
  • Developing and hosting dedicated legal noticing websites
  • Executing legal notice plans
  • Confirming disseminations as per plan

s  Claims Auditing

Bruneau Group provides independent claims auditing services. Our services include:

  • Conducting independent audits to verify third party administrator compliance with program requirements
  • Monitoring claims practices of a third party administrator
  • Reviewing systems to assess risk awareness and risk control procedures of a third party

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  • , 390 Rideau St. – Box 20187. Ottawa, ON K1N 9P4
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