Normand Painchaud

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Mr. Painchaud is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1996.

A significant part of his practice is devoted to class actions in the fields of financial services, unfair competition/price fixing, and consumer protection. He litigates against multinationals (financial and manufacturing), insurance companies and governmental agencies.

Mr. Painchaud is a member of the Class Action Experts Group of the Barreau du Québec. He made presentations and debated before colleagues and magistrates in class actions conferences in Quebec, Ontario and British-Colombia.

Mr. Painchaud also actively represents individuals and companies, namely in matters of civil liability (bodily and psychological injuries, breach of contract), inheritance law (estate disputes), persons law (protection regimes, captation, abuse of vulnerable persons) and shareholders law (oppression and abuse of dominant position).

Mr. Painchaud is a civil mediator (certified by the Barreau du Québec), and he is a member of the Global Justice Network, an international association of plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Mr. Painchaud was awarded the distinction of Best Lawyers in Class Action litigation since 2021.

Class Actions

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.

Class Action Against CI and AIC

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 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.

Completed Class Actions

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 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.

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.

Constructive Dismissal of Allstate Agents

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

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