Class Actions

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

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


September 1, 2020

Kugler Kandestin has filed an Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused by the late François Lamarre while he was a hockey coach in and for the City of Greenfield Park (Longueuil).

The Application for Authorization alleges that François Lamarre engaged in reprehensible and unacceptable behaviour by sexually abusing numerous children enrolled in Greenfield Park’s minor hockey program over the course of decades.

If you were sexually abused by François Lamarre, we encourage you to communicate with one of the lawyers below so that we may inform you of your rights. Your communications with us are free and will be kept strictly confidential.

We will continue to update this page as the case progresses.

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