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    Our significant judgments

    Les courageuses v. Gilbert Rozon

    In a judgment rendered on May 22, 2018, the Honourable Justice Donald Bisson of the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the exercise of a class action by Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon. Judge Bisson clearly states that a class action against a sexual predator allows “all victims to understand that they are not alone, that […]

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    Jean Samoisette v. IBM Canada Ltée

    On June 13, 2016, Judge François P. Duprat of the Quebec Superior Court ordered IBM Canada to pay more than $ 23,000,000 to a group of 449 employees and former employees of its Bromont plant. This judgment breaks new ground by recognizing that civil law continues to apply to a company that claims the right […]

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    Inga Sibiga v. Fido Solutions Inc., Rogers Communications Partnership, Bell Mobility Inc., and Telus Communication Company

    In a unanimous decision rendered on August 10, 2016, the Quebec Court of Appeal emphasized the important, even crucial, role of plaintiffs’ lawyers in class actions. The Court clarifies that plaintiffs’ lawyers can play a proactive role in the pursuit of class actions in order to promote consumer protection and access to justice. Here is […]

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    Centre Québécois du droit de l’environnement and Nature Québec v. City of La Prairie and Quintcap Inc.

    TJL represented the Quebec Center for Environmental Law and Nature Québec and in August 2015, they obtained an order from the Quebec Superior Court suspending the deforestation and alteration of the Bois de la Commune wetlands because this work was likely to destroy the natural habitat of the Western chorus frog. Following this judgment, in […]

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    The Queen v. Sandra Cordero

    Sandra Cordero was demonstrating peacefully on the International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2015 when she was brutally arrested by the Montreal police. Ms. Cordero was charged with assaulting a peace officer and obstruction. On April 26, 2017, Judge Manon Bourbonnais of the Montreal Municipal Court acquitted Ms. Cordero, marking a great victory for the […]

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    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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    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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