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Resolved Cases

Below is a sample of some of the class actions in which we have been involved.

Royal Bank of Canada (victims of Earl Jones)

Robert Kugler is pleased to report that the Québec Superior Court approved a $17 million settlement in favour of the victims of Earl Jones in the Class Action matter against the Royal Bank of Canada. The class action enabled victims of Earl Jones (commonly referred to as Montreal’s “mini-Madoff”) to recover substantial compensation from the…

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Joseph Élie Inc.

Kugler Kandestin instituted a class action against the heating oil provider, Joseph Elie Inc., on behalf of thousands of customers who were charged for heating oil that was not in fact delivered. The Québec Superior Court approved a settlement of the case, pursuant to which Kugler Kandestin’s clients recovered 100% of the amounts that they…

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CIBC Asset Management: Unit holders of the Atlas American RSP Index Fund (subsequently known as the Merrill Lynch U.S. RSP Index Fund, then known as the Renaissance U.S. RSP Index Fund and thereafter known as the Renaissance U.S. Index Fund)

Kugler Kandestin instituted a class action on behalf of investors of a mutual fund who sustained investment losses as a result of the fund administrator introducing the risk of currency fluctuations, and thereby materially changing the nature of the investment. The Québec Superior Court approved a settlement of the case, pursuant to which Kugler Kandestin’s…

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Sulzer (defective hip implants)

Kugler Kandestin instituted a class action on behalf of all patients in Canada who received a hip implant manufactured and sold by Sulzer (which was subsequently purchased by Centerpulse, and then by Zimmer). Kugler Kandestin collaborated with attorneys throughout the United States, and ultimately negotiated a settlement which enabled its clients to recover substantial compensation…

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Shell Class Action: SCAROLA c. SHELL CANADA LIMITÉE

Pierre Boivin and Gordon Kugler successfully represented the Petitioner in a class action on behalf of all owners or lease holders of vehicles that had used Shell gasoline during a certain period. The Court authorized the Class Action. After authorization, the Class Action was settled. This Agreement, approved by the Québec Superior Court, provided for…

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Sony Class Action: GUILBERT c. SONY BMG MUSIQUE (CANADA) INC.

Pierre Boivin and Gordon Kugler successfully represented the Petitioner in a class action on behalf of all persons in Québec who purchased, received, came into possession of, or otherwise used CD manufactured and/or sold by Sony BMG Musique (Canada) Inc. during a specific period based on allegations that the CD’s contained harmful software and collected…

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Honda Class Action: MARCOUX c. HONDA CANADA INC.

Pierre Boivin successfully represented the Petitioner in a class action on behalf of all owners or lease holders of vehicles who had to pay reinstallation costs with respect to certain accessories in connection with an ignition switch recall initiated by Honda Canada Inc. The Québec Superior Court authorized the institution of the Class Action against…

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