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Kugler Kandestin authorized to file class action on behalf of the victims of sexual assault committed by former hockey coach François Lamarre

August 6, 2021

Kugler Kandestin files a class action lawsuit claiming compensatory damages for each victim, as well as punitive and exemplary damages in the amount of $10 million.

The class action lawsuit seeks to enable access to justice to the persons who were sexually abused by the late François Lamarre while he was the coach of the municipal hockey program in Greenfield Park, as well as the estate of any such persons if they passed away after September 1, 2017.

The class action was filed following a Judgment of the Superior Court of Quebec dated May 6, 2021, authorizing the Application for authorization to file a class action.

Numerous victims have communicated with Kugler Kandestin on a confidential basis.  All victims are encouraged to continue to contact Kugler Kandestin in order to learn about the case and of their rights.  All communications will be kept strictly confidential and will be free.

Me Pierre Boivin
pboivin@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Robert Kugler
rkugler@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Jérémie Longpré
jlongpre@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261


May 17, 2021 (updated as of June 22, 2021)

Kugler Kandestin is thrilled to announce that the  Superior Court of Québec has authorized the filing of a class action against the City of Longueuil and the estate of the late François Lamarre, on behalf of all persons who were sexually abused by the late François Lamarre while he was the coach of the municipal hockey program in Greenfield Park, as well as the estate of any such persons if they passed away after September 1, 2017. 

Kugler Kandestin and the victims of sexual assault who have contacted the firm are pleased with this decision. The judgment authorizes Kugler Kandestin to file a class action seeking significant compensatory damages for each victim, as well as punitive damages of $10 million.

Many victims have contacted Kugler Kandestin on a confidential basis. All victims are encouraged to contact Kugler Kandestin to inquire about the case and their rights. All communications are strictly confidential and free of charge.

We will continue to update this page as the case progresses. The notices to members regarding the authorization of this class action can be found here: short form notice and long form notice.

Me Pierre Boivin

pboivin@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Robert Kugler
rkugler@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

Me Jérémie Longpré
jlongpre@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861, ext. 1261

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