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Appeals dismissed in important $8 million hockey injury judgment

On February 1, 2016, Kugler Kandestin obtained an $8 million judgment in favour of Andrew Zaccardo and his family. Andrew was rendered a tetraplegic as a result of being checked into the boards from behind, head-first, during a Midget AA hockey game when he was 16 years old. Québec Superior Court Justice Daniel Payette ruled…

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Recognition for Kugler Kandestin Lawyers

Kugler Kandestin is proud to announce the recent recognition of a number of its lawyers. Gordon Kugler, Gerald F. Kandestin, and Michael H. Kay were recognized in the 2016 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, which profiles leading practitioners across Canada. David Stolow was named a Litigation Star in the 2016 edition of Benchmark…

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Important $8 million hockey injury judgment

Kugler Kandestin has obtained an $8 million judgment in favour of Andrew Zaccardo and his family. Andrew was rendered a tetraplegic as a result of being checked from behind into the boards during a Midget AA hockey game, when he was 16 years old. By judgment dated February 1, 2016, Quebec Superior Court Justice Daniel…

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Kugler Kandestin represents Laura’s Shoppe (P.V.) Inc. in its successful restructuring

Four months after filing for protection pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, Canadian retailer, Laura’s Shoppe (P.V.) Inc. has successfully completed its restructuring. By judgment of November 27, 2015, the Québec Superior Court sanctioned and approved Laura’s plan of compromise and arrangement that was overwhelmingly approved by Laura’s creditors. Kugler Kandestin represented Laura throughout…

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Class actions: What you need to know about recovering damages

David Stolow and Robert Kugler’s article about the critical stage of recovery in Quebec class actions (“L’étape du recouvrement en matière de recours collectif: les enjeux et les objectifs sociaux”) has been published in the October 2015 edition (Vol. 11, No. 1) of the Canadian Class Action Review, a leading Canadian class action journal. To…

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Best Lawyers in Canada® recognizes Kugler Kandestin lawyers

Kugler Kandestin is proud to announce that six of its lawyers have been included in the 2016 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada®, a leading peer-review publication.  Gordon Kugler was also recognized as Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Montreal. Michael Gaon - Equipment Finance Law Gerald F. Kandestin - Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking…

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A Historic Win

Kugler Kandestin, in conjunction with three other firms, obtained a landmark decision ordering the three biggest tobacco companies in Canada to pay in excess of $15 billion in moral and punitive damages in two class actions. Click here for a copy of the judgment.

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A Positive Step Forward for Victims and Families affected by the Lac-Mégantic disaster

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co.’s (“MMAC”) Plan of Arrangement, providing for an indemnity fund in excess of $430 million to be distributed amongst the victims and families affected by the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, was unanimously approved by its creditors and currently awaits Court approval. Kugler Kandestin represents the U.S. Chapter 11 trustee of MMAC’s parent…

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