Environment

The protection of our environment is essential to our well-being. It is imperative that people or organization who diminish quality of life through air pollution, excessive noise excessive dust or land or water pollution be held accountable. The cessation of these nuisances also is of paramount importance to neighbours. Read more about class actions lead by our team in this field:

Pending Class Actions

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.

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.

Completed Class Actions

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.

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.

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.

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