On October 25, 2022, Justice Michel Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a landmark decision on racial profiling by declaring unconstitutional the power of police services to stop any driver without cause. TJL had the privilege of representing the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (“CCLA”) as an intervener in the action brought by Mr. […]Read more.
Our significant judgments
A lawsuit against Nevsun Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining company, was brought before the British Columbia Courts by Eritrean refugees. They allege that Nevsun, in collaboration with the Eritrean military forces, engaged in forced labour, enslavement, torture, cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment and crimes against humanity through conscription under Eritrea’s National Service Program. Nevsun asked […]Read more.
On March 1, 2019, 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 more […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 actionRead more.