Notice of hearing of the application for approval of the settlement agreement in the class actions against Les Frères du Sacré-Cœur
Court file numbers: 450-06-000001-192 and 460-06-000002-165
MONTREAL, July 17, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – A Settlement Agreement has been reached to fully and definitively settle the class actions brought against La Congrégation des Frères du Sacré-Cœur (Les Frères du Sacré-Cœur) for the benefit of the following people:
“All people who have been sexually abused in Quebec by a religious of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in any training establishment, school, college, leisure establishment, activity center, camp, residence, parish, place of worship, or any other place of Quebec” and “All people who have been sexually abused by a religious member of the religious congregation of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart while they were students, boarders or candidates for admission to the Mont Sacré-Cœur de Granby (including the Collège Mont-Sacré-Cœur, the boarding schools and the juniorate) between 1932 and 2008 “
Summary of the terms of the settlement agreement
A global amount of $ 60 million will be paid to settle class actions and member claims.
Retired judges will act as arbitrators and decide on members’ claims and their category of compensation. Defendants and their lawyers will not have the right to challenge, review or interfere in the claims process.
You can view the Settlement Agreement, the Claims Process (Annex 1 attached), the complaint form that each member must submit (Annex 2 including), as well as the “Class Counsel Settlement Agreement and Fee Approval Request” by visiting the Class Counsel website at: www.kklex.com
Before the claim period begins, the settlement agreement must first be approved by the Superior Court. During the approval hearing, Class Counsel will also ask the Court to approve payment of their legal and extrajudicial costs incurred in advancing the class actions, payable out of the full amount of the settlement.
Hearing to approve the Settlement Agreement and Class Counsel fees
Approval hearing will take place at August 26, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., before the Superior Court of Quebec Going through Microsoft teams video conference.
Members who have no objection to appear do not need to attend the approval hearing to benefit from the settlement.
If a member wishes to oppose it, the Superior Court will hear his opposition on the condition that he transmits his intention of opposition, in writing, to the Class Counsel at the latest August 20, 2021 through 4:00 p.m., indicating the following:
a) The name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the natural person objecting to it;
b) A statement that the person believes they are a member, and the reasons therefor;
c) A brief statement of the nature and grounds of the opposition;
d) If the member intends to appear at the approval hearing or intends to be represented by legal counsel, name, address, telephone number and email address of his lawyer.
You can attend the approval hearing by clicking on the Microsoft Teams link in room 2 of the Sherbrooke Court at the time indicated, or by using the following coordinates:
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For further information:
Please contact the Class Counsel below:
Me Robert kugler, [email protected] / Me Pierre Boivin, [email protected]
Me Olivier Pajani, [email protected] / Me Jérémie Longpré, [email protected] / Me Mélissa Des Groseilliers [email protected]
Kugler Kandestin srl
1 Place Ville Marie, bureau 1170, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2A7
Telephone: 514-878-2861 ext. 129 / Fax: 514-875-8424
THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE HONORABLE CHRISTIAN IMMER, JSC
SOURCE Kugler Kandestin
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