Vehicles stuck on Highway 13/ Snowstorm of March 14th, 2017
The period for submitting a claim has expired since November 4, 2019. Thereafter, the claims administrator (Raymond Chabot) began verifying the claims received. However, the revision was interrupted in March by the health measures put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the suspension of procedural deadlines and the reduction of court hearings only for urgent cases.
On October 2, 2020, the court accepted the agreement reached between TJL and the Attorney General of Quebec (the parties to the agreement) to accept late claims for which the reasons for the delay were deemed satisfactory by Raymond Chabot and the parties.
Raymond Chabot can now continue the claims verification. To follow the progress of the claims verification, visit the website created by Raymond Chabot for this class action: https://reglementautoroute13.ca.
The payment of your compensation will be sent by mail. Please advise the administrator of any change of address by contacting Raymond Chabot directly at the following coordinates:
The Court has approved the settlement agreement between the Attorney General of Quebeche and the Plaintiff in the class action.
This agreement does not end the class action since there is no agreement with the City of Montreal.
The settlement provides compensation for all persons who was immobilized in a vehicle on Highway 13 South or Highway 520 East, in Montréal, between 7:00 p.m. on March 14, 2017 and 12:00 pm (noon) on March 15, 2017. To receive compensation under this settlement, you must have claimed before November 4, 2019.
The settlement provides for compensation between $350 and $1,375 depending on the number of hours you were immobilized, your age and your state of health. Deductions will apply from this amount for lawyers’ fees (20% plus taxes) and for expenses owed to the Class Action Assistance Fund under the Act. To view the full compensation table, go to: https://reglementautoroute13.ca.
On March 16, 2017, TJL and law firm Trivium 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 14, 2017.
On March 20, 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.
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.
You can read the authorization judgment here (French only).
A registration is not a claim. If you have registered with Trivium avocats or us, you must have claimed before November 4, 2019 to get compensated.