Class Action against Gilbert Rozon
Update – July 24, 2020: Les Courageuses file an Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
On January 8, 2020, the Quebec Court of Appeal rendered a judgment overturning the judgment of the Honourable Donald Bisson, J.S.C. authorizing the class action instituted by Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon. Two out of three judges of the Court of Appeal reasoned that the proposed class action was not the appropriate procedural vehicle and that the victims should institute individual lawsuits instead. The Honourable Justice Dominique Bélanger, dissenting, would have dismissed the appeal and authorized the class action to proceed.
On March 4, 2020, Les Courageuses, very disappointed with this judgment, filed an Application to the Supreme Court of Canada for Leave to bring before the Court this case of national importance for all victims of sexual abuse in Quebec. The proceedings filed with the Supreme Court of Canada bearing file number 39115 can be viewed here:
- Memorandum of Argument of Les Courageuses in support of their Application for Leave to Appeal dated March 4, 2020
- Reply of Les Courageuses to Gilbert Rozon’s Response dated July 21, 2020.
Les Courageuses are currently waiting for the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on their Application for Leave to Appeal.
Update – May 22, 2018: Court authorizes class action.
We are pleased to announce that by judgment dated May 22, 2018, the Honorable Donald Bisson, J.S.C. has authorized the institution of a class action that we are handling on behalf of all people who were sexually abused and/or sexually harassed by Gilbert Rozon.
If you, or someone you know was sexually abused and/or sexually harassed by Gilbert Rozon, we encourage you to contact us so that we can inform you of the case and of your rights. Your communications with us will be kept strictly confidential and will be free of charge. You can consult the Press Release we have issued regarding the authorization judgment.
Filing of Class Action against Gilbert Rozon
The non-profit association, Les Courageuses, filed an application for authorization to bring a class action on behalf of the victims of Gilbert Rozon and issued a Press Release about the proposed class acrion.
The action seeks compensation for victims, as well as an award of punitive damages in order to punish the perpetrator and deter similar behavior, and to stress the intensity with which our society denounces such behavior.
Les Courageuses are represented by two law firms specializing in class actions, Kugler Kandestin and Trudel Johnston & Lespérance.
If you would like to discuss this matter, please contact one of the attorneys below. Your conversations with us will be kept confidential and are free of charge.
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