Class Actions

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

March 11, 2020

Kugler Kandestin files a class action lawsuit claiming compensatory damages for each victim, as well as punitive and exemplary damages in the amount of $15 million.

The class action lawsuit seeks to enable access to justice to all victims throughout Quebec who were sexually abused by religious members of the Brothers of Sacred Heart. The class action alleges that the reprehensible and unacceptable sexual abuse was perpetrated systematically for several decades in numerous establishments across the Province.

The class action was filed following a Judgment of the Superior Court of Quebec dated December 3, 2019 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.


December 4, 2019

Kugler Kandestin is thrilled to announce that the Quebec Superior Court has authorized the institution of a class action against the legal entities forming the Brothers of the Sacred-Heart on behalf of all victims throughout Quebec who were sexually abused by a member of the religious order.

Kugler Kandestin and the numerous victims of sexual abuse that have contacted the firm are rejoicing in this decision. The Judgment will allow Kugler Kandestin to proceed with a class action lawsuit claiming significant compensatory damages for each victim, as well as punitive damages in the amount of $15 million.

Many 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.


February 7, 2019

Kugler Kandestin files a new Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused by religious members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart across Québec.

Please take note that a Class Action has already been authorized on behalf of the victims of sexual abuse by religious members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at Mont Sacré-Coeur College in Granby. The new Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action filed on February 7, 2019 aims to provide access to justice for all other victims throughout Québec.

The Application for Authorization alleges that reprehensible and unacceptable sexual abuse was perpetrated over the course of decades in many establishments throughout Quebec by numerous religious members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. You can consult a non-exhaustive list of the establishments where abuse occurred and religious members currently known to have perpetrated the abuse here.

If you were sexually abused by a religious member of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart anywhere in Québec, we encourage you to communicate with one of the lawyers below so that we can 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 Robert Kugler
rkugler@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 116

Me Pierre Boivin
pboivin@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 103

Me Olivera Pajani
opajani@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 149

Me Jérémie Longpré
jlongpre@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 126