Today, five judges of the Quebec of Court of Appeal rendered a historic judgement of almost $14 billion and upheld the no less historic ruling of the Superior Court that the tobacco industry (Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald) had systematically lied distorted the truth, minimized and trivialized the dangers of tobacco for […]Read more.
ENvironnement JEUnesse, represented by the firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed an application for authorization to bring a class action against the Canadian government today on behalf of Quebeckers aged 35 and under. ENvironnement JEUnesse alleges that the Canadian government is infringing on a generation’s fundamental rights. It is interfering with young people’s rights because […]Read more.
A settlement agreement has been reached between the plaintiff, Jean-François Paris, and the defendants for a total sum of $ 850,000. The indemnities of class members will be determined in proportion to their losses and will depend on the number of members who claim. TJL will ask the court to approve their fees of 20% of the […]Read more.
On October 31, 2018, Justice Mark G. Peacock authorized a class action for taxi owner permit holders. The class action seeks to compensate taxi owners who have suffered a significant loss of value as a result of Uber activities Quebec. The authorization of the class action means that Mr. Damas Metellus and his lawyers may […]Read more.
The Court of Appeal has unanimously sided with a citizens’ group from Sutton opposed to amendments to the city’s zoning by-laws enacted to facilitate real estate development, most notably in high altitude sectors. The Court of Appeal concluded that the first instance judge erred in finding that Sutton was allowed to change these by-laws by […]Read more.
On August 15, the Honourable Mr. Justice Schrager of the Court of Appeal allowed Rozon to appeal the judgment of the Superior Court authorizing the class action. Rozon will challenge the authorization of the class action before three judges of the Court of Appeal in the beginning of 2019.Read more.
In a unanimous judgment, the Quebec Court of Appeal authorized a class action seeking to compensate men who have suffered damages following the use of Propecia or Proscar (scientifically known as finasteride). The class action seeks compensation for: All persons residing in Quebec who have been prescribed Propecia and/or Proscar for the treatment of male […]Read more.
Co-founder of Équiterre, Laure Waridel joins forces with class action firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance
Fair trade pioneer Laure Waridel, PhD, joins Trudel Johnston & Lespérance as special advisor in social justice and environmental matters – a groundbreaking partnership that is set to further environmental law and social rights in Canada. Based in Montreal, TJL has won more class actions in Canada since its establishment 20 years ago than any […]Read more.
In a 40-page judgement rendered this morning, the Honourable Justice Donald Bisson authorized a class action by Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon. Mr Justice Bisson delivers an important message to victims of sexual assault by clearly stating that a class action allows, “all victims to understand that they are not alone, that the assaults are […]Read more.
Aveos former employees who were laid off following the company’s insolvency have taken an important step in their quest for justice. In a judgment dated May 15th, 2018, Justice Jean-François Michaud of the Quebec Superior Court authorized a national class action filed against Air Canada on their behalf. The class action seeks compensation for several […]Read more.
The hearing of the application for authorization to institute a class action will take place on Monday, May 14th at 9:30 at the Montreal courthouse, room 16.07. For more information, visit the class action page of our website.Read more.
On March 23rd, 2018, Ricky Tenzer filed an application to be authorized to bring a class action against Huawei Technlogies Canada Co., Ltd. The application will be heard before a Superior Court judge in the next few months. This class action seeks to compensate all persons who have purchased a Nexus 6P in Québec. The action alleges that […]Read more.
In a detailed judgment, the Honourable Justice Donald Bisson confirms that the terms “sexual predator” and “rape” refer to factual allegations that Les Courageuses have the right to use to describe Mr. Rozon and his actions. The judge therefore denied Mr. Rozon’s application to strike out portions of the application for leave to institute a […]Read more.
All persons who resided within 350 meters to the south and 170 meters to the north of the Ville-Marie highway, between Guy and De Carillon streets, between 1998 and 2000 are concerned by this class action. Class members can now claim their compensation by filling out the form available at the following address: http://collectiva.ca/case-krantz. All […]Read more.
The non-profit association Les Courageuses filed today an application to be authorized to bring a class action on behalf of the victims of Gilbert Rozon. The action demands just compensation for the victims, but also an award of truly exemplary punitive damages in order not only to punish the perpetrator and deter similar behavior, but […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
On November 8, 2017, the honourable Gérard Dugré, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, approved the settlement agreements with the general contractors and the Attorney General of Quebec. To consult the judgment, click here. These settlement agreements provide that an aggregate amount in principal, interest, and costs of at least $ 2.9 million and […]Read more.
Agreements were entered into between the plaintiff and the defendants in order to bring this litigation to an end. These settlement agreements provide that an aggregate amount in principal, interest, and costs of at least $ 2.9 million and up to a maximum of $ 3.5 million, will be paid by the defendants for the […]Read more.
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Arlene Gallone, represented by TJL, filed a class action regarding solitary confinement against the Attorney General of Quebec (AGQ), which is representing the Correctional Services of Quebec (CSQ), on June 14th 2017. The AGQ contested this demand on June 28th 2017. The demand implies that the CSQ use solitary confinement on a regular basis and […]Read more.
We are pleased to announce that the Settlement has been approved by the Superior Court of Québec on May 12, 2017. Class members can now submit a Claim for compensation under the Settlement : the deadline to submit a Claim is Monday, September 11th, 2017. If you were sexually abused by John Garland between 1953 and […]Read more.
When she was arrested on May 1st, 2015, Sandra Cordero was demonstrating peacefully in the march commemorating the International Workers’ Day. Ms. Cordero was charged with assaulting the peace officer who arrested her. She was also accused of obstructing the peace officer in the performance of his duties. Her trial was held on December 16, […]Read more.
TJL is proud to announce that Mes François Lebeau and Mathieu Charest-Beaudry will be joining their team. Me Lebeau joins TJL as senior counsel and collaborator. Me Lebeau is a seasoned litigator and a pioneer of class actions in Quebec, with 35 years’ experience in the field. Me Charest-Beaudry has specialized in class actions since […]Read more.
Judge François Duprat rendered a judgment approving the out-of-court settlement agreement with IBM. The agreement provides for the payment of $ 24,350,000 by IBM to over 450 employees and ex-employees of the Bromont plant. The judgment is available on our website. Link to the IBM Class Action page.Read more.
On March 16th, 2017, TJL and law firm Deveau avocats filed a class action against the Attorney General of Quebec and the City of Montreal, on behalf of victims left stranded on Highway 13 . TJL and Deveau avocats were retained by a victim of this incident to file this action on his behalf. The proposed […]Read more.
On January 13th 2017, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized Arlene Gallone to bring a class action in damages against the Attorney General of Canada. The lawsuit alleges that the practice of the Government of Canada of confining inmates to solitary confinement (such as administrative segregation) for more than 72 consecutive hours violates the Canadian […]Read more.
Following the orders rendered on December 1st 2016, here are the next steps which will allow class members to file their respective claims: -At the end of December 2016, you will receive the following documents by mail: notices with details regarding the upcoming steps, the proposed plan of arrangement and a personalized form entitled “Proof […]Read more.
As a result of a settlement conference presided by the Honourable Louis Lacoursière of the Quebec Superior Court, an out-of-court settlement has been reached between the plaintiff, acting on behalf of all the owners of promissory notes issued by Corporation Mount Real, Gestion MRACS Ltée, Investissements Real Vest Ltée and Corporation Real Assurance Acceptation, and […]Read more.
André Lespérance made a presentation in Seoul during the International Symposium on Tobacco Litigation held in August 2016. The presentation discussed the strategies adopted by each party in the Quebec Class Action against the canadian tobacco industry as well as the particularities which set this litigation apart from other tobacco litigations. Link to the CQTS-Blais […]Read more.
For more information, please consult the injunction application (French only).Read more.
In a unanimous decision rendered on August 10, 2016, the Court of Appeal of Quebec allowed consumers to bring a class action against the international data roaming fees charged by the three major Canadian wireless service providers and their flanker brands: Rogers, Fido, and Chatr; Bell, Virgin Mobile, and Solo; and Telus and Koodo (collectively, the […]Read more.
On August 1st, 2016, TJL filed a motion for authorization of a class action, seeking a fair and equitable compensation for the impacts suffered by the citizens of Malartic and caused by the operations of Canadian Malartic’s gold mine, the largest open-pit mine located in a residential area in Canada. The action seeks compensations which […]Read more.
On June 13, 2016, Justice Francois P. Duprat of the Superior Court of Quebec rendered a historic decision that ordered IBM to pay more than $23 million to a group of 451 employees and former employees of its plant in Bromont, Quebec. Judge Duprat ruled that IBM could not go back on a promise made […]Read more.
On April 25, the Court of Appeal dismissed the Blue Collar Workers’ Union’s appeal on the bench. Today, Madam Justice Bich of the Court of Appeal rendered a detailed judgment dismissing the Union’s motion to suspend the execution of the Court’s decision. This means the Union must pay the $ 2 million owed in punitive damages […]Read more.
TJL filed a Motion for declaratory judgment which alleges that children raised in the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community of Boisbriand, do not receive an education in accordance with legal standards. Community schools do not hold any license and do not meet the requirements of the compulsory. Link to the page of the action.Read more.
The Supreme Court of Canada just dismissed an application for leave to appeal presented by the tobacco company JTI-MacDonald Corp. seeking to invalidate the Tobacco-related Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act. This decision is excellent news for the class action against tobacco companies because the law in question, adopted by the National Assembly in […]Read more.
A bench of three judges of the Court of Appeal heard our motion to dismiss the appeal of the Blue Collar Workers’ Union today and rendered a judgment on the bench: motion granted and appeal dismissed! This entails that there will be no appeal. Justice Grenier’s January 14th judgment condemning the Blue Collar Workers’ Union […]Read more.
Our colleagues from Klein Lawyers in British-Colombia, leading the class action against Merck for the failure to warn of the risks associated with Propecia and Proscar, are celebrating an important victory today. Merck’s application for leave to appeal the authorization of the class action was dismissed with costs by the Supreme Court of Canada. The […]Read more.
On March 21, 2016, Daniel Turp, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed before the Federal Court a notice of application for judicial review to prohibit the issuance of a permit to export light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The serious and repeated violations of human rights by Saudi Arabia are indisputable and well documented. […]Read more.
On February 24, 2013, Arlene Gallone, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, launched a class action regarding solitary confinement. Each year the Correctional Service of Canada confines thousands of inmates to a cell for 23 hours a day with no contact with other human beings and in most cases without knowledge of how long they […]Read more.
Abusive international roaming fees charged by Telus, Koodo and PC Mobile for receiving a text message
On January 9, 2015, Ms. Marie-Andrée Parent, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, launched a class action against Telus (which also does business under the names “Koodo” and “PC Mobile”) seeking the reduction of the abusive fees charged by Telus for the reception of text messages in the USA and the rest of the world. […]Read more.
On January 15, 2016, the Court of Appeal of Quebec authorized a class action against Toronto Dominion Bank (“TD”) and named Ms. Marilena Masella as the representative of class members. Ms. Masella alleges that TD breached its contract with class members in the fall of 2009 when it unilaterally and systematically changed how it calculated […]Read more.
Justice Danielle Grenier rendered a judgment on January 14, 2016 ordering the Blue collars of Montreal to pay 2 000 000 $ in punitive damages. The judge found that the gravity of the fault of the Blue Collars and its severe repercussions warrant for an important condemnation in punitive damages. To read the judgment, click […]Read more.
The Court of Appeal rendered an important judgment ordering Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges to furnish security in an amount close to 1 billion dollars. The security will be furnished by way of quarterly instalments starting at the end of December in the amounts of $ 108,3 million for Imperial Tobacco and $ 37,7 million […]Read more.
In a historic judgment made public on June 1, 2015, Justice Brian Riordan of the Quebec Superior Court found in favour of two Quebec class actions against the three tobacco companies Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, and JTI-MacDonald. Justice Riordan ordered the three companies to pay more than $15 billion in moral and punitive […]Read more.
Steven Bodzin v. Barrick Gold Corporation, Aaron Regent, Jamie Sokalsky, Ammar Al-Joundi and Peter Kinver On April 30, 2014, Trudel Johnston & Lespérance launched a class action against Barrick Gold Corporation and four of its Directors and Senior Officers on behalf of the following class of investors: All natural persons and legal persons, which in […]Read more.
On May 13, 2013, Mr. Vincent Blais, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, launched a class action against the eight individuals who were members of the Board of Directors of BioSyntech Inc. on May 12, 2010. The Board oversaw a troubling pattern of negligence that resulted in the hurried sale of its intellectual property and […]Read more.
Class action for the abusive fees charged by the main Canadian wireless service providers for international mobile data roaming fees:
On January 8, 2013, Ms. Inga Sibiga, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, launched a class action against Fido, Rogers, Bell Mobility and Telus claiming damages for the abusive fees these companies charge Quebec consumers who used their mobile phones to access the internet outside of Canada as well as punitive damages for the exploitation […]Read more.
Montreal, January 31, 2012 – The Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI), expressed its profound disappointment with last week’s decision by the Quebec Court of Appeal overturning the decision of the Quebec Superior Court in the case against Anvil Mining Limited. While acknowledging the difficulties that the victims have encountered in their attempt to obtain justice, […]Read more.
Hugues Langlois v. Michel Arsenault Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, on behalf of a shareholder of the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) (the “Fonds”), filed a class action on May 26, 2014 against Michel Arsenault, a former President and director of the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) (the “Fonds”). The […]Read more.