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    Our significant judgments

    CQTS v. Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI MacDonald

    In a historic judgment rendered June 1, 2015 after battle that lasted almost 17 years, Justice Brian Riordan of the Quebec Superior Court ordered the tobacco companies Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, and JTI-MacDonald to pay over $15 billion in punitive and moral damages to almost 100 000 Quebec smokers and ex-smokers who developed […]

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    Marcotte v. Bank of Montreal et al.

    The Supreme Court rendered a historic judgment on September 19th 2014 holding that federal chartered banks are subject to provincial legislation regarding consumer protection.  The Supreme Court condemned the Bank of Montreal, the National Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Citibank of Canada, Amex Bank of Canada and the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins to reimburse foreign […]

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    Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement v. Energy East Pipeline Ltd

    Acting pro bono with Me Michel Bélanger, TJL won one of the most important legal victories ever won for the protection of the environment. The Plaintiffs, a collection of environmental defence groups, obtained an injunction ordering the suspension of exploratory work at Cacouna where Energy East planned to construct an oil tanker port for its […]

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    Canadian Association against impunity v. Anvil Mining Limited

    In April 2011, not only in Quebec but in Canada and in the world, Mr Justice Benoit Emery confirmed that the Superior Court of Quebec has jurisdiction to hear a class action in which all of the victims reside in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”). Link to the judgment Link to the class action

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    Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)

    In one of the most important decisions ever rendered by the Supreme Court in matters of individual rights and freedoms, the Court declared that it was illegal to prevent individuals from paying for medical services in a context where the public system was not providing a reasonable access to quality care and where it was […]

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    Association for Access to Abortion v. A.G. Quebec

    T & J won a class action on the merits which forced the Quebec government to refund women who had had to pay to obtain access to an abortion in certain clinics in Quebec. Link to the judgment Link to the class action

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    Biondi v. Syndicat des cols bleus regroupés de Montréal (SCFP, 301)

    T & J won a class action on the merits which established the liability of Montreal’s blue collar workers Union and of the City of Montreal for their combined failure to de-ice the sidewalks of the city center as a result of illegal pressure tactics. The Court of Appeal confirmed the liability of the defendants as […]

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    Riendeau v. Brault & Martineau Inc.

    The Quebec Court of Appeal confirmed a judgement of the Quebec Superior Court which ordered Brault & Martineau to pay $ 2 million in punitive damages for having violated provisions of the Quebec Consumer protection Act on publicity relating to credit. Link to the judgment Link to the class action

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