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    Abusive Late Fees: Authorization of the Class Action Against Rogers and Fido

    On January 18, 2021, Justice Sylvain Lussier of the Superior Court authorized the institution of a class action against Rogers Communications Canada Inc. and its Fido brand for Quebec customers to whom late payment fees of 42.58% annually were charged, more specifically for customers whose service contract was governed by the following terms and conditions: […]

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    People who are currently experiencing homelessness now formally exempt from curfew

    Early in the morning on January 27, 2021, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, announced over social media that the Quebec government would not challenge the Superior Court’s decision to suspend the application of the curfew for individuals experiencing homelessness. The government will therefore amend article 29 of the decree issued on […]

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    Judgment on Individuals Experiencing Homelessness and the Curfew

    Justice Chantal Masse of the Quebec Superior Court today suspended the application of Article 29 of Decree number 2-2021 establishing the curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for people in a situation of homelessness.  The curfew therefore no longer applies to people who are homeless until February 5th, 2021. The MOBILE LEGAL CLINIC welcomes […]

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    Judgment regarding the Canadian children excluded by the RAMQ

    On January 18, 2021, the Superior Court has issued a judgment granting a motion from the Attorney General of Quebec for declinatory exception seeking the dismissal of the Class action. The Superior Court concluded that indeed it did not have jurisdiction to hear this class action. The Superior Court is of the opinion that applicants should […]

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    New Lawsuit for the Protection of the Copper Redhorse

    After the beluga, the chorus frog and the woodland caribou, TJL lawyers are standing up to protect the copper redhorse, an endangered species of fish. On January 7, 2021, Me Frédéric Paquin and TJL lawyers filed an application for judicial review in Federal Court on behalf of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and […]

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    Judgment regarding hasidic schools

    Clara Wasserstein and Yochonon Lowen remain concerned about the future of Hasidic children In 2015, the Lowen couple filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that the government was violating its obligation to ensure that children receive an education in accordance with the public education regime. The lawsuit also sought a declaration that institutions that provided […]

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    Time to claim in the class action against Electrolytic Zinc

    The settlement agreement reached by the parties has been approved by the Superior Court. Pursuant to this agreement, Electrolytic Zinc will pay $1.6 million in final settlement of the dispute. Eligible members can now submit their claim by clicking here. The deadline to submit a claim and the evidence to support it is May 16, 2021. For […]

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    The Supreme Court authorizes a class action against Desjardins financial services firm inc. and Desjardins global asset management inc.

    On October 30, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada gave a green light to the members of the Desjardins caisses populaires, who sought to institute a class action following the loss of all returns on their investments. This important judgment that Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. and Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (“Desjardins“) will have […]

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    Disciplinary segregation in a provincial institution: a Class Action Application is filed

    George Michael Diggs, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed an Application for Authorization to Institute Class Action on October 1, 2020 regarding the disciplinary segregation of inmates in provincial institutions. This Application is filed against the Attorney General of Quebec (AGQ), representing the Services correctionnels du Québec (“SCQ”). The Application alleges that the SCQ […]

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    Class action against Kraft Heinz – Notice to members

    The Superior Court authorized the bringing of a class action against Kraft Heinz Canada ULC for the loss of the members’ bridge benefit. Read the judgement here (French only). Read the notice to members approved by the Superior Court here. For more information on that class action, consult our page dedicated to it.

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    Huawei Nexus 6P – Notice to members

    A class action against Huawei Technologies Canada Co. Ltd. was authorized by the Court of Appeal of Quebec for a manufacturing defect of Nexus 6P cellphones, which causes a premature discharge of their battery. To find out if you are a member read the  notice to members here. For more information on this class action, read the […]

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    A Class Action is Filed on Behalf of Canadian Children Excluded by the RAMQ

    Ridwan Sulaimon and Hiqmat Sulaimon, represented by the law firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed an application today for authorization to institute a class action against the Government of Quebec. They are pursuing this lawsuit on behalf of their daughter and all children who are Canadian citizens living in Quebec who have been denied access […]

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    Settlement in the class action against Electrolytic Zinc

    The parties reached a settlement agreement in the class action against Electrolytic Zinc. Pursuant to this agreement, Electrolytic Zinc will pay $1.6 million in final settlement of the dispute. For information on the terms of the settlement, details on the hearing of the application to approve the settlement, on how to participate in it or […]

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    Victory for Anne-Marie Péladeau

    On April 30, 2020, Judge Dugré ruled in favour of our client, Ms. Anne-Marie Péladeau, in a dispute that has pitted her against her brothers Pierre-Karl and Erik Péladeau for many years. The judge ordered the company Placements Péladeau inc. (PPI), controlled by Messrs. Péladeau, to pay Ms. Péladeau the sum of $36 million, plus […]

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    Huawei Nexus 6P

    Huawei Nexus 6P On May 11, 2020, the Court of Appeal overturned the judgment of Judge Gary D.D. Morrison of the Superior Court and authorized the class action. You can read the judgment of the Court of Appeal here. Mr. Tenzer was appointed by the Court of Appeal to represent everyone who owns, or has […]

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    Due to COVID-19, the Quebec government has adopted a decree which suspends all procedural deadlines, including time limits for filing an appeal. In addition, during the health emergency, only urgent matters are being heard by the courts. The courts are gradually adapting to this new reality by adopting technological measures on a larger scale, but […]

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    On March 24th, the Honourable Johanne Mainville of the Superior Court of Quebec granted in part the class action brought against the Circuit Mont-Tremblant racetrack (the « Circuit ») by the Association des residents de Mont-Tremblant pour la qualité de vie (the “Association »). Justice Mainville concluded that the Circuit is a nuisance as concerns the “special activities” […]

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    Poussière à Limoilou: les citoyens iront en appel

    Suite au procès s’étant déroulé jusqu’au 24 janvier 2020, le juge Jacques G. Bouchard de la Cour supérieure a rejeté le recours collectif dans un jugement rendu le 4 mars dernier. Le juge Bouchard a reconnu que les citoyens subissaient des inconvénients anormaux de voisinage. Il a souligné que les témoignages de ceux-ci étaient « […]

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    Les Courageuses will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

    Today, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a decision of the Quebec Superior Court authorizing the class action instituted by Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon. Two out of three judges of the Court of Appeal reasoned that the proposed class action was not the appropriate procedural vehicle and that the victims should rather institute individual […]

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    Taxi Permit – Class Actions on the Highway

    Following the adoption of Bill 17, Trivium avocats and Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, accompanied by Myriam Moussignac and Wilerne Bernard, announce that they will ask the court to proceed as soon as possible in the class actions filed against the Minister of Transport and Uber so that taxi owners and drivers are fully and quickly […]

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    YOU MAY BE A MEMBER OF A CLASS ACTION A class action against Qualcomm Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) was authorized by the Superior Court on April 30, 2019. YOU ARE PART of the class action if you meet all the following criteria: 1.You bought a device that allows cellular communication since December 11, 2014 (ex: mobile phone […]

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    At TJL we walk the walk

    On Friday, September 27,  TJL will be closed to take part in the global climate strike. Throughout Quebec, events are organized in 17 cities, including Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Trois-Rivières, Saguenay and Alma. Internationally, 1500 municipalities in 150 countries have already announced their participation in the International Climate Action Week. The science is clear: […]

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    Settlement agreement reached in our class action against TD Bank

    A settlement agreement has been reached between The Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”) and the class representative. The settlement agreement provides for payment  of $ 15 000 000 by TD Bank, to be distributed between class members on a pro rata basis, with reference to their level of indebtedness on their home equity line of credit in September 2009. The […]

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    HAVE YOU TAKEN PROPECIA OR PROSCAR? YOU MAY BE A MEMBER OF A CLASS ACTION  WHO DOES IT CONCERN? The class action is authorized on behalf of persons who meet all of the following criteria: -You live in Quebec; -You have been prescribed Propecia or Proscar for the treatment of male pattern baldness; -This prescription was […]

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    The Court has approved the settlement agreement between the Attorney General of Quebeche and the Plaintiff. This agreement does not end the class action since there is no agreement with the City of Montreal. Who is eligible to claim money?Anyone who was immobilized in a vehicle on Highway 13 South or Highway 520 East, in Montréal, […]

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    Climate change: ENvironnement JEUnesse will continue to fight for climate justice

    Judge Gary D.D. Morrison of the Superior Court of Quebec delivered his judgment in which he refuses to grant ENvironnement JEUnesse the authorization to institute a class action on behalf of all young Quebeckers 35 years old and under against the Government of Canada. ENvironnement JEUnesse will appeal the judgment. You can read the judgement […]

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    Aveos : The Federal Court authorizes a defendant class action

    The Honourable Associate Chief justice of the Federal Court Jocelyne Gagné certified as a defendant class action the judicial review opposing Aveos’ ex-directors to Aveos’ former employees in file T-1290-18. The authorization of this class action means that all defendants party to the judicial review will be represented by Mr. Mc Mullen and his attorneys. […]

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    Agreement approved in the highway 13 Class Action

    On June 19, 2019, the honourable Donald Bisson, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, approved the settlement agreement with the Attorney General of Quebec. To consult the judgment, click here. This settlement agreement states that each member will be entitled to compensation based on the number of hours of immobilization, which may be increased […]

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    Opioid Crisis – Class Action filed

    Represented by Fishman Flanz Meland Paquin and TJL, EV filed a motion for authorization to institute a class action against the manufacturers, marketers or distributors of opioid drugs, including fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone and oxymorphone. The class action seeks to compensate every person who suffers or has suffered from opioid use disorder following […]

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    On May 2nd, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Best Buy’s application for leave to appeal. This decision confirms the judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal authorizing a class action against Best Buy in this matter. It follows that the Superior Court of Quebec will hear the case opposing Union des consommateurs to […]

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    Tabac: Collectiva pour répondre à vos demandes d’informations

    Depuis le jugement condamnant les compagnies de tabac, TJL a reçu des milliers de demandes d’informations. TJL n’arrive malheureusement pas à répondre assez rapidement aux demandes que nous recevons tous les jours en grand nombre. Pour y répondre plus efficacement, TJL a décidé de faire appel à Collectiva. Collectiva est une entreprise spécialisée dans la […]

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    Ville-Marie Highway – distribution started

    On March 22, 2019, the administrator mailed the cheques to all members whose claim was accepted. Members should therefore receive their cheque during the weeks of March 25 and April 1, 2019.

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    Quebec Court of Appeal rules against tobacco companies

    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 […]

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    Victoire pour les résidents de la Basse-Ville de Québec

    L’action collective contre Arrimage du Saint-Laurent pour les dommages liés à la poussière rouge s’étant déposée au mois d’octobre 2012 est accueillie en partie. Il s’agit d’un jugement historique en matière environnementale. Arrimage du Saint-Laurent devra payer aux membres du groupe entre 100$ et 200$ par logement selon les zones. L’indemnité compense le préjudice lié […]

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    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 […]

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    Settlement agreement in the Bigknowledge/Hubble file

    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 […]

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    Taxi Permit: Class Action Authorized Against the Government

    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 […]

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    Procès de la poussière rouge contre Arrimage du St-Laurent

    Le procès durera environ 20 jours entre le 15 octobre 2018 et le 9 novembre 2018 et sera présidé par le juge Pierre Ouellet. Le procès se déroulera en salle 3.07 du Palais de justice de Québec. Le 14 mars 2018, la Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec (Arrimage du St-Laurent) s’est engagée par déclaration judiciaire à […]

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    Major victory for environmental protection in Sutton

    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 […]

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    Rozon – Appeal of the judgment of authorization

    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.

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    Propecia & Proscar: class action authorized by the Court of Appeal

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Class action against Gilbert Rozon authorized by the Superior Court

    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 […]

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    Aveos Ex-Employees’ Class Action Gets Green Light

    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 […]

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    La SNAP (Société pour la nature et les parcs) et la ministre de l’Environnement ont conclu une importante entente qui permettra d’accroître la protection de l’habitat du caribou, mais également celui d’environ 150 espèces en péril. Cette entente met un terme à la demande de contrôle judiciaire déposée par Me Frédéric Paquin et TJL au nom […]

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    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.

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    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 […]

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    Poussière rouge-Arrimage reconnaît être responsable des dommages subis

    La Compagnie d’Arrimage du St-Laurent / Arrimage Québec s’engage à indemniser les personnes ayant subi des dommages causés par la poussière rouge s’étant répandue un peu partout dans la basse-ville de Québec au mois d’octobre 2012. Le procès à venir déterminera le territoire affecté et le montant des dommages. Inscrivez-vous à la liste d’envoi du […]

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    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 […]

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    Problèmes de moteurs Kia: Une action collective est déposée

    L’Association pour la protection automobile (APA) et Denis Gaudreau ont déposé une Demande d’autorisation d’action collective contre Kia Canada Inc. La demande d’autorisation allègue que les moteurs des Kia Forte 2010 à 2015 sont affectés d’un défaut de conception qui cause des éraflures entre les cylindres et les pistons.  Les problèmes se remarquent par un […]

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    Claims Period Open in the Ville-Marie Highway Class Action

    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 […]

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    Le 12 janvier 2018, la juge Alicia Soldevila de la Cour supérieure du Québec a autorisé l’exercice d’une action collective pour les personnes incommodées par les émanations de l’usine Anacolor dans le secteur du Vieux Cap-Rouge à Québec. L’autorisation de l’action collective signifie que Mme Catherine Arrouart et ses avocats Trudel Johnston & Lespérance peuvent représenter […]

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    Filing of Class Action Against Gilbert Rozon

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Agreements approved in the Ville-Marie highway Class Action

    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 […]

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    Recours collectif autorisé contre Desjardins pour les Placements ETPP et ETGA

    Le 31 octobre 2017, la Cour d’appel du Québec a autorisé l’exercice d’un recours collectif contre Desjardins Cabinet de Services Financiers inc. et Desjardins Gestion Internationale d’Actifs inc. Ce recours collectif vise à dédommager les personnes qui ont souscrit aux placements: 1. Épargne à Terme Perspective Plus (ETPP), 2. Épargne à Terme Gestion Active (ETGA) […]

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    Agreements reached in the Ville-Marie highway Class Action

    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 […]

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    The registration form for the tobacco class action is available!

    If you have registered already, you do not need to register again. Before you fill in the registration form, we ask you to ensure that you have not already done so. If you think you have registered in the past, please contact us by email at tabac@tjl.quebec or call us at 438-384-7230 or 1-888-880-1844 to […]

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    Former Aveos Employees, sign up

    The Motion for authorization of a class action against Air Canada will be heard on February 5 and 6, 2018. Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of new developments in the action.

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    Assurance prêt étudiant Desjardins

    Marion Hamel, représentée par TJL, a déposé une demande d’autorisation pour exercer une action collective contre Desjardins Sécurité Financière et la Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec , le 2 août 2017. La demande allègue que Desjardins a automatiquement ajouté, sans le consentement des étudiants, une assurance-vie liée aux prêts étudiants consentis dans le cadre du […]

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    Solitary Confinement in provincial prison

    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 […]

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    Settlement reached in class action againt City of Westmount on behalf of victims of John Garland

    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 […]

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    Victoire pour les résidents de Malartic: l’action collective est autorisée

    Le 5 mai 2017, le juge Robert Dufresne a autorisé l’exercice d’une action collective contre la mine Canadian Malartic GP. Dans son jugement, le juge Dufresne reconnaît que les centaines de dépassements de la norme de bruit, les particules de poussière dans l’air au triple de la norme maximale et les vibrations qui provoquent régulièrement du bruit […]

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    Freedom of demonstration triumphs: acquittal of Sandra Cordero

    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, […]

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    Nouveau recours pour la protection du caribou des bois

    Le 20 avril 2017, Me Frédéric Paquin et les avocats de TJL ont déposé au nom de la SNAP (Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada) une demande de contrôle judiciaire à la Cour fédérale visant à faire appliquer par la ministre de l’Environnement l’article 63 de la Loi sur les espèces en […]

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    Agreement Approved in Samoisette v. IBM

    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.

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    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 […]

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    Solitary confinement class action authorized by the Superior Court

    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 […]

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    Jugement autorisant l’action collective concernant l’isolement des personnes incarcérées

    Le 13 janvier 2017, la Cour supérieure du Québec a autorisé Arlene Gallone à exercer une action collective contre le Procureur général du Canada. L’action allègue que la pratique du Gouvernement du Canada de confiner les personnes incarcérées en isolement cellulaire (tel que l’isolement préventif) pour plus de 72 heures consécutives viole la Charte canadienne des […]

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    Upcoming Steps in Mount Real

    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 […]

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    Le 12 décembre 2016, TJL a déposé une demande d’injonction interlocutoire et permanente au nom de deux citoyens contre l’entreprise de peinture sur métal Anacolor inc. L’entreprise, qui opère au coeur du quartier résidentiel du Vieux Cap-Rouge, dégage des contaminants dans l’environnement qui portent atteinte à la santé, au bien-être et au confort des résidents et […]

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    TJL honoré par le CQDE

    Trudel Johnston & Lespérance honoré par le Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (“CQDE”). Cliquez ici pour la lettre officielle.

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    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 […]

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    André Lespérance at the 2016 edition of the International Symposium on Tobacco Litigation

    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 […]

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    For more information, please consult the injunction application (French only).

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    Important Victory for Consumers – Abusive Roaming Fees

    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 […]

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    Class Action for Impacted Citizens of Malartic

    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 […]

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    Victory for IBM Bromont Employees

    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 […]

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    The Court of Appeal dismisses another motion from the Blue Collars’ Union

    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 […]

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    Illegal Hasidic Schools

    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.

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    The Supreme Court refuses to hear JTI-MacDonald

    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 […]

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    The Court of Appeal dismisses the Blue Collars’ appeal on the bench!

    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 […]

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    The Supreme Court refuses to hear Merck (Propecia/Proscar)

    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 […]

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    Light Armoured Vehicles: Judicial Control Against the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    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. […]

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    Solitary confinement class action

    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    TD Home Equity Line of Credit

    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 […]

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    TD marge de crédit sur valeur résidentielle

    Le 15 janvier 2016, la Cour d’appel du Québec a autorisé le recours collectif contre la banque Toronto-Dominion (“TD”) et a désigné Madame Masella comme représentante des membres du groupe. Madame Masella allègue que TD a contrevenu aux termes de ses contrats avec les membres du groupe au cours de l’automne 2009. La banque a […]

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    Blue Collars of Montreal condemned to pay punitive damages

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    La Cour d’appel a rendu un jugement ordonnant à Imperial Tobacco et Rothmans, Benson & Hedges de fournir un cautionnement pour un montant de près d’un milliard de dollars, soit respectivement 758 millions $ et 226 millions $. Le cautionnement devra être payé par versements trimestriels de 108,3 millions pour Imperial Tobacco et de 37,7 millions pour Rothmans, […]

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    Victimes d’agressions sexuelles/Paul-André Harvey et La Corporation épiscopale catholique romaine de Chicoutimi

    Requête pour autorisation d’exercer un recours collectif Le 14 octobre 2015, l’Association des jeunes victimes de l’Église (AJVE) a déposé une requête pour autorisation d’exercer un recours collectif à l’encontre de Paul-André Harvey et La Corporation épiscopale catholique romaine de Chicoutimi. Le recours collectif vise à indemniser les victimes d’abus sexuels commis par Paul-André Harvey, […]

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    Port de Québec-Poussières et contaminants

    Jugement autorisant un recours collectif Le 3 août 2015, le juge Étienne Parent a autorisé l’exercice d’un recours collectif contre la Compagnie d’arrimage de Québec et l’Administration portuaire de Québec. Le jugement nomme Véronique Lalande et Louis Duchesne représentants du groupe. Les requérants demandent des dommages compensatoires pour troubles et inconvénients ainsi que des dommages […]

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    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 […]

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    Barrick Gold Corporation Pascua-Lama securities class action

    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 […]

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    Class action for damages caused by the negligence of the Board of Directors of BioSyntech Inc.

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Dépendance à la nicotine: début du procès contre les cigarettiers Imperial Tobacco Canada ltée, JTI MacDonald Corp. et Rothmans Benson & Hedges inc.

    Après plus de treize ans de procédures, les recours collectifs intentés par madame Cécilia Létourneau, le Conseil québécois sur le tabac et la santé et monsieur Jean-Yves Blais vont finalement être entendus par la Cour supérieure du Québec. Le procès, présidé par l’honorable Brian Riordan, a débuté au Palais de justice de Montréal ce matin. […]

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    Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI).

    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, […]

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    Fonds de solidarité FTQ/Michel Arsenault

    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 […]

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