Three Recent Decisions by the Québec Superior Court Dismiss Motions for Authorization to Institute a Class Action

October 29, 2013

On September 4 and 5, 2013, the Québec Superior Court dismissed no less than three motions for authorization to institute a class action, namely in Jasmin v. Société des alcools du Québec, Mouaikel v. Facebook and Bélair v. Bayer Inc. In Jasmin, the Court found that flawed legal syllogism, lack of knowledge of the file by the petitioner and proportionality criterion were not satisfied.

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Written by Sylvie Rodrigue, Geneviève Bertrand and Marie-Ève Gingras.