Blais/Létourneau: Rulings

Superior Court Final Ruling and later (after May 2015)
Superior Court decision
Quebec Court of Appeal
27/05/2015
Quebec Superior Court
Justice Brian Riordan
23/07/2015
Quebec Court of Appeal
Cancels the order for provisional execution
Justices Marie-France Bich, Paul Vézina, Mark Schrager

27/10/2015
Quebec Court of Appeal orders RBH and ITL to post security of over $900     million
Justice Mark Schrager
09/12/2015
Court of Appeal refuses ITL’s request for a delay in first payment of security.
Justice Mark Schrager


Pre-trial and Interlocutory Rulings
Superior Court decision
Related Appeals
19/12/2002
·Administrative Tribunal of Quebec/Dominique Bélanger; Gerard Lavoie
·Directed the Fonds d'aide to support the Blais/CQCT application for funds
2002 CanLII 55254 (QC TAQ)
19/12/2002
·Administrative Tribunal of Quebec/ Dominique Bélanger; Gerard Lavoie
·Directed the Fonds d'aide to reconsider the Letourneau application for funds
21/02/2005
·Superior Court
·Justice Pierre Jasmin
·Certified the Blais/CQTS and Létourneau cases
oral ruling (?)
31/03/2005
·Superior Court
·Justice François Rolland
·Assigning the case to the Montreal court and assigning Justice Carole Julien to the case
20/04/2005
·Superior Court
·Justice Carole Julien
·Postpones publication for 60 days
02/03/2006
·Superior Court
·Justice Carole Julien
·On motion to strike claims
09/06/2006
·Superior Court
·Justice Carole Julien
·Decision on procedural and case management issues
09/02/2007
·Superior Court
·Justice Carole Julien
·Rejected motion for dismissal and other procedural issues.
14/05/2007
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Pierre Dalphond
·Reject Leave to Appeal
25/04/2007
·Superior Court
·Justice Carole Julien
·Decision on procedudral and case management issues (deposition)
09/10/2007
·Superior Court
·Justice Carole Julien
·Interrogatories of expert witnesses
11/02/2008
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Documents held by CQTS
27/01/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Document production
13/02/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Ruling on objections during examinations for discovery Document destruction and use of destroyed documents
27/04/2009
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice François Doyon
·Reject application for leave to appeal.
24/02/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Ruling on objections during examinations for discovery - contraband
27/04/2009
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice François Doyon
·Reject application for leave to appeal.
03/03/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Ability to interview class members
27/04/2009
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice François Doyon
·Request to interview class members
·Reject application for leave to appeal.
05/11/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Defense expert witnesses
14/10/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Confidentiality order
10/11/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to suspend the case (in response to Tobacco-Related Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act)
25/11/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Document production - destroyed documents
04/10/2010
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Information on class members
15/12/2010
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Nicolas Kasirer
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
19/01/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Management Conference - objections
08/04/2011
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Jacques duFresne
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
02/02/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Examinations in discovery - rulings on objections (Paisley Cameron)
02/02/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Examinations in discovery - rulings on objections (Steve Chapman)
02/02/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Examinations in discovery - rulings on objections (Ray Howie)
28/02/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Privileged documents
21/04/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Document production - AG documents
03/05/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Art. 405.Admissions on interrogatories
16/05/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Rogatory Commission
12/07/2011
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie-France Bich
·Rogatory Commission
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal,
11/07/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Information on class members
02/09/2011
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie-France Biche
·Leave to appeal granted
09/10/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices Françôis Pelletier, Allan Hilton, Richard Wagner
·Appeal rejected
20/07/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Simon Potter as witness
10/08/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Defendants' motions for trial directions (delay in trial)
26/10/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Expert witness (Defendants propose to strike plaintiffs witness, Christian Bourque)
26/10/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Expert witness (Defendants propose to strike plaintiffs witness, Proctor)
20/01/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Jacques Fournier
·Leave to appeal rejected
26/10/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Expert witness (Defendants propose to strike plaintiffs witness, Joseph DiFranza)
28/11/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to quash a subpoena (Ian Muir)
09/02/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Intention to exclude Simon Potter from trial
14/02/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to split the proof
05/04/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie-France Biche
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal,
05/03/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to Quash a subpoena
12/03/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices Jacques du Fresne, Jacques Léger, Jacques Viens
·Leaveto appeal granted
·15/03/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Pierre Dalphone
·Appeal dismissed
oral ruling
14/03/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Objections on questions related to smuggling
03/05/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Allan Hilton
·Leave to appeal deferred
28/09/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices Louis Richette, François Pelletier, Jacques Dufresne
·Leave and appeal rejected
oral ruling
14/03/2012 to 15/04/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·objections to the proof.
04/06/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie St-Pierre
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
oral ruling
15/3/2012 and 22/3/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·objections to questions
04/06/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie St-Pierre
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
02/05/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to impose sanctions on Imperial Tobacco
04/06/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie St-Pierre
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal..
17/05/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·David Flaherty Report
14/12/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices Pierre Dalphond, Jacques Dufreshe, Clément Gascon
·Dismisses theappeal
06/06/2013
·Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal
05/06/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Confidentiality
21/08/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Allan Hilton
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
28/06/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Disclosure of corporate financial records to plaintiffs
15/10/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Allan Hilton
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
15/10/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Allan Hilton
·Dismisses the motion for leave to appeal.
12/09/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Subpoena of CTMC records.
19/11/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·2870 - David Schechter's deposition
10/01/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·2870- 19 documents
25/03/2013
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Jacques Dufresne
·Defers decision on leave to appeal
28/01/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·2870- subsequent documents
26/06/2013
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Pierre Dalphone, Allan Hilton, Dominique Bélanger
·Dismisses the leave to appeal..
2013 QCCS 4903
25/03/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Claim to exclude documents based on professional secrecy
08/05/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motions for Directions.
09/05/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motions for dismissal
15/05/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Case management ruling on companies' proposed trial schedule
03/07/2013
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to amend the definition of classes
13/09/2013
·Superior court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Judgment on a request by the plaintiffs for the quashing of a subpoena and management issues related to medical files of class witnesses


05/08/2013
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Yves-Marie Morissette
·Grants leave to appeal. Appeal hearing will be heard on 28 February 2014


13/05/2014
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices Marie-France Bich, Jacques Dufresne, Dominique Bélanger
·Rejects appeal. Upholds Justice Riordan's ruling.
04/12/2013
·Superior court
·JusticeRobert Mongeon
·Request for a safeguard order against JTI-Macdonald refused
10/03/2014
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Manon Savard
·Refuses plaintiff's leave to appeal.
27/05/2014
·Superior court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·2870 (Exhibits without a witness)
Action in Warranty
10/06/2008
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Request to split Action in Warranty from main case
30/11/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to strike claims (from the Action in Warranty)
04/02/2010
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Nicolas Kasirer
·Grants leave to appeal
21/12/2009
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Subpoena of government officials (Action in Warranty)
07/06/2011
Superior Court
Justice Brian Riordan
Demand for Survey Data (Action in Warranty)
02/09/2011
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Richard Wagner
·Grants application for leave to appeal
17/09/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices François Pelletier, Allan Hilton, Richard Wagner
·Dismisses the appeal
21/09/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Rejects proposed agreement between plaintiffs and federal government
31/10/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Examination on discovery - objections to questions to Agriculture Canada Witness
31/10/2011
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Examination on discovery - objections to questions to Health Canada Witness
14/02/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Request to amend Action in Warranty
11/04/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Marie-France Biche
·Dismisses the application for leave to appeal.
14/02/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to dismiss the Action in Warranty
20/04/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Nicholas Kasirer
·Defers decision on the leave to appeal
14/11/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justices Jacques Léger, Jacques Fournier, Clément Gascon
·Grants the appeal. Dismisses the action in warranty against the federal government
16/02/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Examination for discovery - objections - (Denis Choinière)
01/05/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to strike an expert report (David Burns)
13/11/2012
·Quebec Court of Appeal
·Justice Allan Hilton
·Dismisses the leave to appeal
01/05/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·Motion to strike an expert report (Len Ritter)
01/05/2012
Superior Court
Justice Brian Riordan
Motion to strike an expert report (William Farone)
28/06/2012
·Superior Court
·Justice Brian Riordan
·ITL Motion for Directions