Court approves settlement of Class Actions related to the Desjardins personal information breach

Kugler Kandestin helps Inuit youth in Nunavik bring class action against governments of Canada and Quebec over discriminatory underfunding

Following Court of Appeal Judgment, Kugler Kandestin files $294 million class action against Québec Government on behalf of thousands of vulnerable individuals in Nunavik, the majority of whom are Inuit

Kugler Kandestin concludes historic agreement in principle of $20 billion to settle Millenium Scoop and Jordan’s Principle class actions

The Court of Appeal of Quebec refuses to grant leave to appeal the judgment authorizing Kugler Kandestin to file a class action against L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. for failing to indemnify dental clinics for their business interruption losses arising from COVID-19

Kugler Kandestin commemorates National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Kugler Kandestin authorized to file class action against L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. for failing to indemnify dental clinics for their business interruption losses arising from COVID-19

Superior Court approves $60 million settlement of class actions against the Brothers of Sacred-Heart

Kugler Kandestin authorized to file class action on behalf of the victims of sexual assault committed by former hockey coach François Lamarre

Settlement reached in the class action against Servites de Marie and Collège Servite

Kugler Kandestin and Siskinds Desmeules, attorneys for Class Members, are very pleased to report that by judgment of June 14, 2022, the Superior Court of Québec approved the settlement agreement reached with the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec in connection with the class actions related to the personal information breach announced by Desjardins in June 2019.

You can read more about this here.

Kugler Kandestin, Sotos LLP and Coupal Chauvelot, S.A. have filed an application for authorization to institute a class action in the Superior Court of Québec on behalf of Inuit youth who have suffered from the federal and provincial governments’ discriminatory underfunding of Inuit child and family services.

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Kugler Kandestin is thrilled to announce that it has filed with Coupal Chauvelot, S.A. a class action on behalf of Nunavik detainees, after the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s judgment on authorization and authorized a class action claiming damages and punitive damages against the Government of Québec.

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Kugler Kandestin is very pleased to announce that a $20 billion agreement in principle has been reached regarding the Millenium Scoop and Jordan’s Principle class actions. This agreement in principle promises compensation to First Nations youth who, as a result of a systemically underfunded First Nations child welfare system, were removed from their homes on reserve and placed into out-of-home care. It will also compensate First Nations youth who were denied, delayed or experienced gaps in the receipt of an essential public service or product in violation of Jordan’s Principle. Furthermore, the settlement will provide compensation to certain family members of the removed children and those whose Jordan’s Principle rights were breached.

Kugler Kandestin collaborated with Sotos LLP and Miller Titerle+ in the context of a national consortium, which also involved Nahwegahbow, Corbiere and Fasken Dumoulin LLP, representing a group of representative plaintiffs.

This agreement in principle is a first, major step toward a comprehensive settlement agreement, which will determine the process to submit a claim and how much each class member will receive. As the parties work toward a comprehensive settlement agreement, stay connected for further details by registering for updates on the class action website.

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Kugler Kandestin is pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal of Quebec has refused to grant leave to appeal the judgment authorizing Kugler Kandestin to file a class action against L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. on behalf of all businesses insured by L’Unique and engaged in the practice of dentistry or a subspeciality of dentistry in the province of Quebec who were forced to reduce or interrupt their businesses as a result of COVID-19.

The class action is moving forward. Notices to class members informing them of the authorization of the class action will be published shortly and made available on the class action page as soon as they are published.

The Originating Application of a Class Action Lawsuit will also be filed shortly and made available on the class action page following its filing.

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In honor of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, we remember the lost children and the survivors of residential schools. Inspired by their resilience, we are committed to building a better future for all Indigenous peoples.

A donation has been made by our firm to the Centre de Santé Mino-Tehewin in the Anishnabe territory of Lac Simon.

Kugler Kandestin authorized to file class action against L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. for failing to indemnify dental clinics for their business interruption losses arising from COVID-19.

Kugler Kandestin is pleased to announce that the  Quebec Superior Court authorized the filing of a class action against L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. on behalf of : all businesses engaged in the practice of dentistry or a subspeciality of dentistry in the province of Quebec who were forced to reduce or interrupt their businesses as a result of COVID-19 and were denied coverage for Business Interruption Insurance by L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc.

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Kugler Kandestin has the immense pleasure to announce that on September 2, 2021, the Superior Court rendered a Judgment approving a settlement of $60 million in the Class actions against the Brothers of Sacred-Heart.

For further information, read more.

August 6, 2021

Kugler Kandestin files a class action lawsuit claiming compensatory damages for each victim, as well as punitive and exemplary damages in the amount of $10 million.

The class action lawsuit seeks to enable access to justice to the persons who were sexually abused by the late François Lamarre while he was the coach of the municipal hockey program in Greenfield Park, as well as the estate of any such persons if they passed away after September 1, 2017.

The class action was filed following a Judgment of the Superior Court of Quebec dated May 6, 2021, authorizing the Application for authorization to file a class action.

Numerous victims have communicated with Kugler Kandestin on a confidential basis.  All victims are encouraged to continue to contact Kugler Kandestin in order to learn about the case and of their rights.  All communications will be kept strictly confidential and will be free.

Me Pierre Boivin
pboivin@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Robert Kugler
rkugler@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Jérémie Longpré
jlongpre@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261


May 17, 2021 (updated as of June 22, 2021)

Kugler Kandestin is thrilled to announce that the  Superior Court of Québec has authorized the filing of a class action against the City of Longueuil and the estate of the late François Lamarre, on behalf of all persons who were sexually abused by the late François Lamarre while he was the coach of the municipal hockey program in Greenfield Park, as well as the estate of any such persons if they passed away after September 1, 2017. 

Kugler Kandestin and the victims of sexual assault who have contacted the firm are pleased with this decision. The judgment authorizes Kugler Kandestin to file a class action seeking significant compensatory damages for each victim, as well as punitive damages of $10 million.

Many victims have contacted Kugler Kandestin on a confidential basis. All victims are encouraged to contact Kugler Kandestin to inquire about the case and their rights. All communications are strictly confidential and free of charge.

We will continue to update this page as the case progresses. The notices to members regarding the authorization of this class action can be found here: short form notice and long form notice.

Me Pierre Boivin

pboivin@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Robert Kugler
rkugler@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Jérémie Longpré
jlongpre@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

We are pleased to announce a very important development.

A settlement was reached whereby the Defendants will pay a total amount of $11,600,000, which represents virtually the entire value of their assets.

For further information on the terms of the settlement and the claims process, read more.