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

Cette action collective vise à obtenir le remboursement d’augmentations de tarifs et de diminutions de rabais illégales pour toute personne dont la tarification mensuelle pour le service de téléphonie filaire, d’Internet ou de télévision a été modifiée unilatéralement par la défenderesse Télébec, société en commandite ou par la défenderesse Câblevision du Nord de Québec inc. et qui ont été avisées de cette ou de ces modifications dans une ou plusieurs factures mensuelles, à un moment entre le 12 décembre 2015 et la date de publication des avis. La Cour supérieure du district de Montréal a autorisé l’exercice de cette action collective le 3 février 2022.
C.S. 500-06-000959-185

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

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

The present class action aims to obtain a refund for the tariff increase as well as a reimbursement for the diminished discounts on the unlawfully imposed tariffs by Bell Canada and/or Bell Mobility and/or Bell ExpressVu and/or Bell Mobility inc. for the following services: phone, mobile, internet, Fibe TV and satellite TV. The present class action was authorized on July 10, 2017 by the Superior Court of the district of Montreal.
S.C. 500-06-000776-159

The class action seeks to compensate the Members for the failure by the Attorney General of Canada, the Attorney General of Québec, and CIUSSS to provide the same exceptional level of care and services which the Members received at Ste. Anne’s Hospital prior to the transfer of the facility under provincial jurisdiction. The Superior Court of Québec for the district of Montréal authorized the bringing of the class action on February 20, 2019.
S.C. 500-06-000952-180

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