Volkswagen Case: Belleau Lapointe, Class Counsel in the Class Action regarding Volkswagen’s 2.0L TDI Diesel Vehicles, is Proud of the Settlement Obtained

The Belleau Lapointe team, acting as Option consommateurs’ attorneys, is proud of its work in the class action regarding Volkswagen’s 2.0L TDI diesel vehicles. The Québec and Ontario Courts have granted approval of the nationwide settlement agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the 2.0L diesel vehicles emissions matter. This settlement concerns approximately 105,000 vehicles.

Starting on April 28th, Canadian settlement class members, and U.S. customers with affected 2.0L TDI vehicles that were first sold or leased in Canada, may submit claims for benefits under the settlement via the online portal on the settlement website or via a paper claim form (available on the settlement website or by calling the Claims Centre at 1-888-670-4773).

As their claims are approved, claimants will, where applicable, be able to schedule appointments with their preferred Volkswagen or Audi dealership in Canada to complete their settlement transactions.

The settlement is valued at up to $ 2.1 billion.

  • The parties’ Joint Press Release announcing approval of the Settlement Agreement is available here.
  • For Volkswagen/Audi 2.0-Litre TDI Emissions Settlement Program in Canada.

Daniel Belleau and Maxime Nasr recognized once again as Litigation Stars by Benchmark Canada

Belleau Lapointe partners’ Daniel Belleau and Maxime Nasr are recognized by their peers and named once again as Litigation Stars by Benchmark Canada. Listed in the guide since its inaugural year in 2012, Daniel Belleau is named this year as Litigation Star for class action and general commercial litigation. Maxime Nasr is listed as Litigation Star for class action since 2015.

Benchmark Canada publishes every year its ranking in “The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.” The sixth edition also mentions Belleau Lapointe in its general classification of recommanded firms in Quebec.

Daniel belleau, avocat et associé, Litiges et recours collectifs

Daniel Belleau, partner

Maxime Nasr, partner

Eric David hosted the conference ” Le processus d’autorisation des actions collectives est-il utile?”

On February 15, Eric David hosted a conference entitled ” Le processus d’autorisation des actions collectives est-il utile?” The conference was organized by the Canadian Bar Association to answer the question posed by Justice Bich in the Boiron judgment: “Should the authorization process should be abandoned or reformed?” The Honourable Pierre J. Dalphond and André Rochon as well as Mtre. Jacques Larochelle and Mtre. Sylvie Rodrigue presented the pros and cons of the authorization process.

To read the article from the Canadian Bar Association resulting from the conference click here. (Article in French only)

Éric David, avocat en litiges
Eric David, lawyer and partner.

Karine Joizil was appointed as a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee.

Karine Joizil was appointed on January 19 as a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee by the Department of Justice of Canada. This committee is mandated with the appointment of federal judges, among other things. Congratulations to Karine!

Karine Joizil, avocate - Litiges et recours collectifs
Karine Joizil, lawyer and partner.

Karine Joizil was a panellist at «Professionnels d’influence» conference.

On February 13, Karine Joizil was a panelist for “Professionnels d’influence”. Belleau Lapointe was very proud to be a partner of this event.

It was the first event of the Réseau canadien des professionnels noirs (RCPN) organized by Deloitte Montréal, in partnership with the Réseau des entrepreneurs et professionnels africains (REPAF) and the Jeune chambre de commerce haïtienne (JCCH). The panelists discussed around the question: “How to build influence within an organization?”

Karine Joizil, avocate - Litiges et recours collectifs
Karine Joizil, lawyer and partner.

Belleau Lapointe, Lawyers in the Class Action on Volkswagen’s 2.0L TDI Diesel Vehicles, are Proud of the Settlement Obtained

Once again, the Belleau Lapointe team has distinguished itself with the class action on Volkswagen’s 2.0L TDI diesel vehicles. Belleau Lapointe, acting as Option consommateurs attorneys, is proud to offer members of the collective action a fair settlement, valued at up to $ 2.1 billion.

To know more about this class action: http://bit.ly/2ike8lf

In the media:
La Presse +: http://bit.ly/2h5tYma
Le Journal de Montréal: http://bit.ly/2i60HWE
The Globe and Mail: https://tgam.ca/2i7iLPx

 

Learn more about the background of our partner Eric David, President of the Class Action Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Quebec Branch)

Eric David spoke recently with Canadian Bar Association (Quebec Branch) about the importance of class actions in our legal system and his role as President of the Class Action Section. Learn more about his background and what prompted him to become a lawyer: http://bit.ly/2fCPIDH  (in French only)

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Three lawyers of Belleau Lapointe once again recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada for 2017

Montreal, August 23, 2016–Belleau Lapointe is pleased to announce that Daniel Belleau, Benoît Lapointe and Maxime Nasr were included in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for 2017. They have been once again recommended by their peers for their outstanding work and expertise in class actions. Benoît Lapointe has been also recognized for his exceptional work in corporate and commercial litigation.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

Daniel belleau, avocat et associé, Litiges et recours collectifs

Daniel Belleau, partner, co-founder and co-director of the firm

Benoît Lapointe, avocat et associé - Litiges

Benoît Lapointe, partner, co-founder and co-director of the firm

Maxime Nasr, avocat et associé

Maxime Nasr, partner of the firm

Daniel Belleau and Maxime Nasr once again recognized for their expertise in class actions

Montreal, June 22, 2016–Belleau Lapointe is pleased to announce that Daniel Belleau and Maxime Nasr, both partners of the firm, have been once again recommended by their peers for their outstanding work and expertise in class actions. They are listed in The 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Product of an extensive peer survey process, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas, including class actions.

Daniel belleau, avocat et associé, Litiges et recours collectifs
D
aniel Belleau, partner

Maxime Nasr, avocat et associé
Maxime Nasr, partner

 

Eric David becomes President of the Class Action Section of the Québec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

Montreal, June 8, 2016 – Eric David was named President of the Class Action Section of the Québec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association on June 1st, 2016. Previously, he held the position of Vice-President. He is a member of the executive committee of this Section since 2010.

The Class Action Section brings together lawyers from both the plaintiff and defendant sides, as well as members of the judiciary. Together, they address recent developments in this area of practice by organizing conferences.

Éric David, avocat en litiges