Vehicles stuck on Highway 13/ Snowstorm of March 14th, 2017
On November 14, 2017, Judge Bisson of the Superior Court of Quebec authorized a class action for all persons who were immobilized in a vehicle on the 13 South Highway or on the 520 East Highway in Montreal from 19:00 on March 14, 2017 until noon on March 15, 2017.
The authorization means that the Court has given Mr. Gilles D. Beauchamp and his lawyers at Trudel Johnston & Lespérance and Deveau avocats the mandate to represent all the members of the group.
These members spent a cold winter night in their vehicle without any assistance or information and should, therefore, be compensated. An amount of $ 2,500 per person is claimed in the proceedings.
You can read the authorization judgment here (French only).
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On March 16th, 2017, TJL and law firm Deveau avocats filed a motion for authorization to exercise a class action against the Attorney General of Quebec and the City of Montreal, on behalf of all persons stranded on Highway 13 South on the night of March 14th, 2017.
On March 20th, 2017, Gilles D. Beauchamp filed a modified motion for authorization to exercise a class action in order, among other things, to become the proposed class representative and to amend the proposed class in order to include persons who were stranded on Highway 520 East.
You can read Mr. Beauchamp’s motion here.
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