Stuart Kugler Named Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers

Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 recognizes Kugler Kandestin Lawyers

Settlement of class actions related to the personal information breach announced by Desjardins in 2019

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

Congratulations to our partner Stuart Kugler on being elected a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization of exceptional trial lawyers from the United States and Canada.

We are proud to report the recognition of the following 13 Kugler Kandestin lawyers across 14 areas of practice:

  • Pierre Boivin  – Class Action Litigation
  • Alexandre Brosseau-Wery  – Legal Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Jean-François Carpentier  – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Michael Gaon – Equipment Finance Law, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Gerald F. Kandestin – Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Michael H. Kay  – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Gordon Kugler – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Law
  • Robert Kugler – Class Action Litigation
  • Stuart Kugler – Class Action Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Gordon Levine – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Sandra Mastrogiuseppe – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • David Stolow – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Arthur J. Wechsler – Class Action Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation

The firm also congratulates Stuart Kugler, who, for the second consecutive year, was named the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation (Montréal).

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession and compiles its lists of leading lawyers through peer-review surveys among thousands of prominent attorneys.

Kugler Kandestin and Siskinds Desmeules, attorneys for class members, are very pleased to report that a settlement agreement has been 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.

The settlement agreement will be submitted to the Superior Court of Québec for approval in 2022, at a date to be determined. It will not come into effect unless it is approved by the Court.

You can read more about this here.

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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