Class Actions

Savonitto is involved in many class action files, some of which have had an important impact on the lives of a large number of victims or those who have suffered important damages. Our team is a major player in all the steps of a class action, whether it be the strategy prior to the institution of legal proceedings, the authorization process or the legal actions that will lead to a final resolution of the problem.

Our prominent expertise as plaintiffs’ counsels in class actions has been recognized to the extent that defendants sometimes resort to our tactical and strategic know-how in order to defend themselves against liability procedures.

We have acted in class actions in environmental law, consumer law, health care, sports, securities and insurance.

Active files

  • Guy Daniel v. Procureure générale du Québec

This file pertains to the unusual troubles and inconveniences experienced by residents of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in connection with Autoroute 35.
S.C. 755-06-000001-160

  • Honhon v. Procureure générale du Canada et al.

This file pertains to the indemnification of people infected with the Hepatitis C virus between 1986 and 1990 in connection with the tainted blood scandal. For more information, please consult the Administrator’s web site for Claims related to Hepatitis C at
S.C. 500-06-000016-960

  • Lukas Walter v. Ligue de Hockey Junior Majeur du Québec et al.

This file pertains to the application for authorization to institute a class action against the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Inc. as well as the teams that are part of the League. The position advocated is that the « Standard Player Agreement » is an employment contract by which players accept to provide services to the teams. Should the authorization to institute a class action be granted, the Court will have to decide whether the hockey players are employees. If so, the eligible players could receive a minimum wage salary and, amongst others, payment for overtime.
S.C. 500-06-000716-148 and 500-06-000719-142

  • Chantale Taillon v. Aimia Canada inc. and al. and Robert Lamontagne v. Aimia Canada inc. et al.

The applications for authorization to institute class actions strive to determine whether defendants had the right to charge Aeroplan members a “fuel surcharge”, “airport improvement fees” and “passenger charges” according to the terms and conditions adhered to by the customers.
S.C. 500-06-000724-142, 500-06-000725-149, 500-06-000744-157

  • Joseph Frainetti v. Bell Canada et al.

The application for authorization to institute a class action strives to establish that according to the Consumer protection Act, Bell failed to provide a specific written notice to consumers, as obliged by the Act, that it would be raising its fees or lowering its rebates on fees for telephones, postpaid mobile phones, internet, optic fibre television and satellite television for consumers of Bell Canada, Bell ExpressVu and Bell Mobility.
S.C. 500-06-000776-159