LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - A class action proceeding
(motion for authorization) was filed today relating to the Lac-Mégantic
train derailment and subsequent devastation suffered by this small
Legal action is being brought to provide compensation to the many
Lac-Mégantic victims who have suffered from very serious losses. The
action seeks recovery for damages sustained by those who have lost
loved ones in the explosion and on behalf of persons injured. Claims
for property loss and business losses are also included.
The proposed representative plaintiffs are Guy Ouellet, whose partner,
Diane Bizier died in the explosion. Yannick Gagné, is the second
representative plaintiff and was the owner of Musi-Café. Three of M.
Gagné's employees died in the fire which completely destroyed his
Daniel Larochelle who has lived and practised law in Lac-Megantic for
over 15 years knows many of the victims personally. He stated: "The
endured by this community and the suffering that is still ongoing has
been truly incomprehensible". He added: "I want this legal action to
hope to my community as we start to rebuild".
Me Larochelle has assembled a team of class action lawyers to help the
community navigate through the legal challenges ahead. Those firms
include: Consumer law Group in Montreal, Rochon Genova LLP of Toronto
and Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein LLP of New York and San
Francisco. These firms have extensive experience pursuing large tort
actions and in seeking compensation for victims following disasters
including the BP Gulf Oil Spill litigation and in Exxon Valdez.
SOURCE: ROCHON GENOVA LLP
For further information:
Daniel Larochelle (819) 583-5686 or
Jeff Orenstein (514) 266-7863