• Pension Plans and Class Actions: The Vivendi Case
  • February 3, 2014 | Authors: Josée Dumoulin; Bernard Larocque; Francois Parent
  • Law Firm: Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. - Montreal Office
  • On January 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the Court of Appeal of Québec judgment which authorized the class action brought against Vivendi Canada Inc. (“Vivendi”). This important decision confirms, among other things, that the rules for authorizing class actions in Quebec are more liberal than those in the common law provinces.