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Class action victory for DS Décarie Lawyers

27 July 2023 - Canada 1 min read

Sophie-Anne Décarie, managing partner of DS Décarie Lawyers in Gatineau, successfully represented Benoît Atchom Makoma, who had been wrongfully detained by the City of Gatineau in 2018, in a class action before the Superior Court of Québec.

Mr. Atchom Makoma was arrested by the Gatineau police and held in prison for 38 hours before being able to appear at the Montreal courthouse.

Thanks to the work of Ms. Décarie and her team, the parties ultimately settled for an amount of $4.3 million, or $3,730 for each of the 1,153 people identified who had similar experiences between 2017 and 2020.

The agreement also stipulates that the City will pay $130,000 to cover the management and publication costs associated with the settlement.

Droit-inc. also made the headlines in a recent article (in French only).

Congratulations to Sophie-Anne Décarie on this fine victory!


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