Ongoing Class Action Cases

Below is a list of our active class action cases.

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

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. The class action seeks damages for Inuit youth…

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Agreement in Principle reached with the Federal Government for $20 billion to compensate First Nations youth and their families.

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…

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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 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…

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Depuy ASR hip implants class action

May 1, 2019 – Important reminder We wish to remind you that the deadline to submit a claim in connection with the settlement of the class action against Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Inc. is May 24, 2019. In order to file a claim, you must submit the Claim Form along with the…

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Class action against L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. for failing to indemnify dental clinics for their business interruption losses due to COVID-19

July 15, 2022 During the month of July 2022, Notices informing Class members of the authorization of the Class Action will be mailed directly to Class members. These notices contain important information regarding the authorization of the Class Action and the upcoming steps. To review a copy of this Notice, click here. As indicated in…

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Class action authorized against Les Soeurs de la Charité and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale

Victims of sexual, physical and psychological abuse suffered at Mont d’Youville Important development We are pleased to announce that, on August 6, 2020, the Honourable Étienne Parent, J.S.C., rendered a Judgment authorizing our application for authorization to institute a class action for the benefit of the following class (hereinafter, “Class”): « All persons or successions of…

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December 17, 2021: the Superior Court approves the partial settlement of class action against Québec City for failure to have detainees appear in court within 24 hours of their arrest

We are pleased to announce that on December 13, 2021, the Honourable Justice Chantal Corriveau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a judgment approving a partial settlement of $412,750 with Québec City in the class action regarding the right of detainees across the province to appear within 24 hours of an arrest. The partial…

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Court authorizes Class Action Against Federal Express Canada Corporation

By judgment dated December 20, 2018, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the institution of a class action against Federal Express Canada Corporation (“FedEx”) on behalf of Quebec consumers and legal persons who, from September 21, 2017, until December 20, 2018, were charged and paid customs duties and/or processing fees collected by FedEx in respect of the…

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

Kugler Kandestin has filed an Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action and to Obtain the Status of Representative in the matter of Centre Dentaire Boulevard Galeries d’Anjou Inc. vs. L’Unique Assurances Générales Inc. (“L’Unique”). This Application for Authorization relates to the fact that dental clinics in Quebec have had to close, reduce or interrupt…

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Authorization of class action against the Attorney General of Quebec for violations of detainees’ Charter right to the presumption of innocence and reasonable bail

We are very pleased to announce that the Superior Court of Quebec has rendered a judgment authorizing this class action brought against the Attorney General of Québec for the systematic violation of the right of detainees in Québec to have their detention reviewed by a judge in accordance with the Criminal Code. Kugler Kandestin is…

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Class action against Netflix, inc. and Netflix B.V.

On August 11, 2017, Kugler Kandestin filed a Motion for authorization to institute a class action on behalf of Netflix users who were unilaterally charged higher fees. The Motion alleged that the notice sent by Netflix informing users of the price increase did not comply with the public order provisions of the Consumer Protection Act.  Notably, the…

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Court authorizes class action for defective Norton products

We are pleased to announce that Judge François P. Duprat of the Superior Court of Quebec granted the Re-amended motion for authorization to file a class action that we are handling on behalf of all Quebec consumers who purchased and/or licensed certain Norton products.

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Court of Appeal of Quebec confirms $14 billion damages award against Canadian tobacco industry giants

Kugler Kandestin, who is handling, in collaboration with two other law firms, two Class Actions filed in 1998 against Canada’s three largest tobacco manufacturers, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd (“ITL”), Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc. (“RBH”), and JTI-McDonald Corp. (“JTI”), is pleased to announce that on March 1, 2019, 5 judges of the Court of Appeal of Quebec rendered a landmark…

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Victims of sexual abuse committed by Brothers of Sacred Heart across Quebec

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021: SUPERIOR COURT APPROVES $60 MILLION SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTIONS AGAINST THE BROTHERS OF SACRED-HEART 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. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A CLAIM: In order to…

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Court authorizes Class Action Against Sirius XM Canada Inc.

Kugler Kandestin is pleased to announce that the Quebec superior Court (the Honourable Stéphane Sansfaçon, jsc) has authorized the institution of a class action against Sirius XM Canada inc. (“Sirius XM”), on behalf of Quebec consumers of the satellite radio and/or internet service provider.

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Settlement Agreement reached in the class action concerning the bridge serving the A-25 highway: Union des consommateurs v. Concession A25, s.e.c. and the Attorney General of Québec.

On May 20, 2016, the Court rendered a Judgment approving the Out of Court Settlement Agreement reached between the parties. Members who must complete a Claims Form pursuant to this Settlement, have until August 28, 2016 to complete said form and return it online. The Claims Form which must be completed and returned online is…

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Class Action – Sexual abuse: Centre de la Communauté Sourde du Montréal Métropolitain v. the Clerics of Saint-Viator of Canada and l’Institut Raymond Dewar

February 16, 2016 The Superior Court of Quebec rendered a Judgment approving a $30 million settlement for victims of sexual abuse at the former Montreal Institute for the Deaf. In order to submit a claim and receive compensation pursuant to the settlement, you must follow these instructions: Complete and send a claim form entitled «…

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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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Baggage handlers’ illegal airport strike: Lory-Ann Trépanier Bouchard v. l’Association internationale des machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de l’aérospatiale (AIMTA) et la Section locale 2323 de l’AIMTA.

Kugler Kandestin files a Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action against l’Association internationale des machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de l’aérospatiale (AIMTA) et la Section locale 2323 de l’AIMTA. By Judgment dated July 5, 2013, the Superior Court of Québec granted the Motion for Authorization. The group consists of the following persons…

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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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