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Over the years, Sylvestre Painchaud et associés has represented over one hundred groups of citizens in all types of class actions. If you are currently a member or have been a member of one of our class actions, you may use the search tool below to find information concerning your class action.

Class action against the Société des loteries du Québec (Loto-Québec)

Plaintiff Option consommateurs alleges that Loto-Québec engaged in false or misleading advertising and omitted to inform consumers of material facts concerning Slingo.

Les Tours Mirabelle Inc. and Cubana Airlines

Action on behalf of all passengers who were on a commercial airline flight. Travelers who were delayed by several hours and for whom many services were not rendered.

Vacances Jet Royal Inc. and Les Tournées Club Select

A class action was instituted with a travel agency for its failure to provide good services to its customers.

Les Tours Mirabelle Inc. and Les Voyages Nolitours

Action on behalf of all travelers who visited Florida when Hurricane Andrew hit Florida and, therefore, could not enjoy their trip.

Class Action Against the AMT - 2009 Commuter Trains Delays

This class action against the AMT (Agence Métropolitaine de Transport) was filed following the events of January and February 2009 where recurring delays were suffered by commuters on the Dorion-Rigaud and Deux-Montagnes lines.

Municipal Regulations

This Class Action was aiming to obtain a declaration of nullity of a borrowing by- law of more than one million dollars adopted illegally by the municipality for the construction of a golf course outside the municipality territory.

Floodings in the Rosemont District

Class action against the City of Montreal because of the floodings caused by its negligence to install or to maintain an adequate sewer system;wich occured in July 11, 2009 or July 26, 2009 or July 18, 2011 or August 21, 2011.

Class Action Regarding 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Problems

A class action on behalf of owners of 2006 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles for which a wiring harness that goes from the body to the inside of the driver’s door is too short. This design defect causes the sleeves of the wires to crack which causes short circuits affecting electrical accessories and the electrical system.

Mercedes-Benz Canada Class Action

Petitioner Mr Marcel Nadeau, for himself and for all the members of the Group hereinafter described, blames Mercedes-Benz for having used, in the construction of its M272 V6 and M273 V8 engines, a component affected by a design flaw.

Class Action Regarding the Temporary Shutdown of the Royal Bank’s Account Management System

Following an error by an employee of Royal Bank during an update, the computer system which managed clients’ accounts temporarily shut down. Information on transactions and balances were disturbed for over a week. The shut down occurred on a Wednesday, at the end of a month, while payroll and regular monthly transactions were about to take place.

Investment for Research and Development-Tax Shelter/ Corporation Financière Globex

Several people lost important sums by investing in partnerships for research and development. The financial amounts being illegal, in some cases fraudulent, and yet promoted by the government.

Investment for Research and Development - Tax Shelter/ S.F.S. LOGIC-FISC INC.

Several people lost large sums by investing in partnerships for research and development. The financial amounts being illegal, in some cases fraudulent, and yet promoted by the government.

Investment for Research and Development - Tax Shelter

Several people lost large sums by investing in partnerships for research and development. The financial amounts being illegal, in some cases fraudulent, and yet promoted by government.

C.E.V.E. v. Domfer Poudres Métalliques

In 2006, following a first class action, Domfer Poudres Métalliques (Domfer) was found liable and ordered to pay damages to the members of the group who are persons living in the Ville-Émard neighbourhood in Montreal. In 2008, proofs of claims were delivered by those members to the trustee acting in the bankruptcy of Domfer and dividends were paid to them in 2009.

Brown

Some journalists called it a small Norbourg. Approximately 150 investors in real estate were defrauded of 5 to 10 million dollars by François Roy, Marc Jemus and Robert Primeau. For most investors it started when they took investments courses with Whitney Canada inc. They were than invited to transfer their RRSPs to B2B Trust and/or to contract loans from B2B Trust for investment purposes. B2B Trust’s, Whitney’s, Notary Lafrenière’s, Optifund’s and IForum’s negligence contributed to the loss suffered by members of the group.

Class Action Against CI, AIC and CIBC Asset Management

This class action alleges that CI, AIC and CIBC Asset management allowed frequent short term market timing transactions in some of their funds, such transaction having the effect of diluting the return of ordinary long term investors.

Class Action Against RBC Royal Bank of Canada Regarding Olympus United Funds Corporation (Norshield)

This class action alleges RBC's responsibility for the losses incurred by Canadian retail investors who had invested in Olympus United Funds Corporation and could not redeem their shares in June 2005. Mrs Calder argues that, without RBC's collaboration with the Norshield Group, the fraud of which the Canadian retail investors were victims would not have occured.

Genèse Project

Class action against the Government of the province of Quebec which demanded from people sponsoring new immigrants arriving in the province of Quebec, the reimbursement of amounts paid to said immigrants as a last resort assistance.

Agriculture Law - Maple Syrup

Class action for the account of 5000 acéricoles producers of Quebec who did not receive the totality of the selling price of their products.

Environmental impact of the Alcoa plant in Baie-Comeau

The members of the group ask for the environmental rehabilitation of their land and houses in the St-Georges neighbourhood, a financial compensation for the members who developed an illness caused by the emanations from the plant and an injunctive relief for the reduction of the plant’s harmful emissions.

Snowmobiles on the Parc linéaire « Petit train du Nord »

The members of the group were granted an injunctive relief to prohibit the circulation of snowmobiles on the Parc linéaire «Petit train du Nord» between St-Faustin-Lac-Carré and Labelle. A monetary relief in the amount of $1,200.00 per year, plus interests and additional indemnity, was also granted to all persons who lived at 100 meters or less from the snowmobile track during the winter season, for the years 1997 to 2004 inclusively.

Domestic Waste Water Plant

Action for damages against the City of Boisbriand to compensate the members of the class action for damages they have sustained and which were caused by the domestic waste water plant in Boisbriand (nauseating odors and water pollution).

La Lièvre

Action for damages against the Attorney General of Quebec to compensate the members of the class action for injuries they have sustained (eg erosion of the embankments of their land) and were caused by the operation of the Rapide-des-Cèdres dam.

Class Action Against the Bouchard Sand-Pit

Action for damages and an injunction against the owner of a sand quarry, Paul Bouchard, the operator Location Jean Miller Inc. and the administrator of the operator, Jean Miller to compensate the members of the class action for injuries they suffered and which were caused by the exploitation of the sand quarry (noise, dust, truck traffic, etc.)

Class Action Concerning the Excessive Noise Caused by Seaplanes at Lac-à-la-Tortue

The class action seeks to: - prohibit seaplane commercial tourism flights and pilot training on and from Lac-à-la-Tortue, as long as appropriate measures are not taken to reduce the noise to a reasonable level that does not infringe on the rights of members; - obtain compensatory damages for the loss of enjoyment of their property as well as annoyances and disturbances they have suffered and continue to suffer because of the activities of Aviation Mauricie and Bel-Air Aviation.

Neighbours of the Glen Campus - Excessive Noise Emanating from the MUHC Ventilation System

A Class action for obtaining a reduction to an acceptable level of the noise emanating from the ventilation system of the new McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and compensation to the residents for loss of enjoyment of their properties and for all troubles and inconveniences they have suffered and continue to suffer because of nuisance noises from this system.

Breast implants

Action a behalf of Several carriers of breast implants containing silicone who have suffered health problems in relation with these implants.

Pharmaceutical Liability

The Drug, was sold on the name of REDUX to help to lose weight, but was causing in some case, serious cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

Class Action Concerning the Drug Fosamax for ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw)

Class action against Merck Frost because of the risks associated with taking the drug and for having failed in its duty to provide information to consumers.

Class Action Concerning Kugel Mesh Membranes

This class action concerns people who received a Kugel Mesh membrane or patch as described in the motion, for treatrment of an abdominal hernia. Those Kugel Mesh membranes or patches have a «memory recall rings» that allows the patch to regain its shape after being insterted by laparoscopy. That ring can break and cause internal injury.

Biomet Class Action (metal on metal hip prosthesis)

Biomet Class Action (metal on metal hip prosthesis).

Maple Leaf (listeriosis)

A national Class action launched against Maple Leaf seeking compensation for victims of listeriosis who contracted the bacteria from Maple Leaf products.

GE Capital Credit Card

Class action to recover illegal late fees paid by variable rate credit card holders.

Heating Film of Flexel International and Thermaflex

Class action for refunding the price of radiant heating film for which the Government had required the disconnection, due to the risk of fire.

Heating Film of Flexel International and Thermaflex and Canadian Association of Normalisation Inc.

Class action for the refund of the price of radiant heating films, which the Government ordered to be disconnected due to the risk of fire.

Plastic Vents of Hart & Cooley and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Plastic vent pipes were dangerous because they let noxious fumes escape.

Dryers by W.C.I. Canada Inc.

Class action concerning the refund of fees as part of a recall of 50,000 defective dryers.

Consumer Loan

A company who was supposed to find loans for its consumers did not render the services for which it was committed.

Cablevision

An offer for reductions of price to subscribers to Cable TV sewing supplied by Videotron had not been honoured. This offer had been made to the 20 000 members of Housing Cooperatives.

Credit Cards (cash advances charges)

Cancellation and restitution of charges for advances of funds and punitive damages.

Bank of Montreal and Citibank Canada Credit Cards (Increasing the Credit Limit and Charges for Exceeding the Limit)

Cancellation and restitution of credit charges, cancellation and restitution of over the limit charges and punitive damages (INCREASING THE CREDIT LIMIT AND CHARGES FOR EXCEEDING THE LIMIT).

Credit Cards (Increasing the Limit and Charging for Exceeding the Limit)

Cancellation and restitution of credit charges, cancellation and restitution of over the limit charges and punitive damages (INCREASING THE LIMIT AND CHARGING FOR EXCEEDING THE LIMIT).

Canadian Tire Credit Cards (cash advance charges)

Cancellation and restitution of charges for advances of funds and punitive damages.

American Express and Citibank Credit Cards (absence of grace period)

Cancellation and restitution of credit charges and punitive damages (no 21 days grace period).

MBNA Canada and RBC Credit Cards

Cancellation and restitution of credit charges and punitive damages (absence of grace period, unilateral credit limit increase, cash advance fees, over the limit fees).

Class Action Against Optimum (Shoppers Drug Mart) in Relation to the Optimum Fidelity Program Unilateral Changes

In July 2010, Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart) unilateraly modified the Optimum fidelity program, thus reducing the exchange value of already accumulated Optimum points. This class actions aims at cancelling the modifications to the Program and compensating consumers for the incurred losses following this unilateral change. Two other modifications made to the Program in 2008 and 2009 are also added to the class action.

Class Action Regarding Price Fixing Practices in the Ebooks Industry (Livrels/ Ebooks)

This class action alleges that ebooks publishers Hachette, Harper Collins, MacMillen, Penguin and Simon & Schuster (the Respondent Publishers) conspired with Apple to fix ebooks prices in Canada since Apple’s Ipad launch in April 2010.

Ticket Master / Tickets Now Class Action

Claimant alleged that TicketMaster and TicketsNow conspired to give the impression that tickets for venues were sold out on the primary market, thus artificially hiking prices of tickets on the secondary markets.

Job Research Service Assistance

Action against fraudulent services offered by a company to help job-seeking consumers.

Constructive Dismissal of Allstate Agents

ALLSTATE imposed major changes to the employment contracts of its agents, amounting to a constructive dismissal.

ERDC

The freelance writers for the newspaper The Gazette ask for a financial compensation and an injunctive relief for the illegal reproduction of their articles in electronic databases.

Sorbic Acid (pricing)

Sorbic acid manufacturers conspired to set the prices for this product in order to increase the cost to consumers.

Lysine

Lysine manufacturers conspired to set the price of this product in order to increase the cost to consumers.

Funeral Insurance

Funeral service companies and insurers refused to honor insurance contracts for funeral expenses.

Automobile Insurance Contract

The Defendant, an Insurance Company, has become insolvent and unable to fulfill its obligation under Prolonged insurance contracts that I had subscribed.

Funeral Insurance Policy

A funeral service company and insurers refused to honor insurance contracts for funeral expenses.

Ice Storm 1998

During the ice storm in 1998, victims of the storm had no heat, water and electricity, which made their homes uninhabitable. The insurance companies refused to pay additional living expenses such as lodging and food.

Vitamin

Multinationals that manufactured vitamins sold on the Canadian market. The vitamins were sold as supplements or added to different foods and consumer products. Between 1990 and 1999, multinationals have conspired to illegally set the prices of vitamins in Canada and share the market.

Class Action Concerning the Drug Fosamax for Atypical Fractures and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Class action against Merck Frost because of the risks associated with taking the drug and for having failed in its duty to provide information to consumers.

Floodings in Sunny Bank, Gaspésie

Class action against the Ministry of Transports because of it's negligence to construct or maintain an adequate road, causing major flooding in Sunny Bank on December 15, 2010.

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