Overview of the application 500-06-001115-209

Printing of the overview of the application for a class action

Application stage:

Authorization - Application to the Superior Court for authorization to institute a class action

Courthouse:

Montréal

Date of filing of the application for authorization to institute a class action:

2020-12-29

File no.:

500-06-001115-209

Subject:

Droits de la personne

This case concerns:

La publication, la diffusion illégale et le téléchargement sur plusieurs sites Web de vidéos ou de photos intimes et du matériel d'exploitation sexuel qui ont été affichées sans le consentement des sujets par les défenderesses.

Name of parties:

Jane Doe c. 9219-1568 Québec inc. (MindGeek), MindGeek s.a.r.l., MG Freesites Ltd, MG Freesites II Ltd et MG Content RT Limited

Description of the class instituting the class action:

Since 2007, all natural persons whose intimate videos or photos, (including child sexual abuse material, images of sexual assault and non-consensual intimate images) were posted without their consent on a website owned or operated by the defendants, directly or indirectly; or, subsidiarily: Since 2007, all natural persons in Canada whose intimate videos or photos, (including child sexual abuse material, images of sexual assault and non-consensual intimate images) were posted without their consent on a website owned or operated by the defendants, directly or indirectly; (hereinafter referred to as the “Class”)

Documents and proceedings:

Document Date of document
Demande pour obtenir l'autorisation d'exercer une action collective et obtenir le statut de représentante sous un pseudonyme.pdf 2020-12-29
Application for authorization to institute a class action 2020-12-29
Application for leave to use a pseudonym 2020-12-29
Application for Authorization to institute a Class Action and to obtain the Status of Representative 2020-12-29
Reply 2021-02-12
Application for permission to amend a pleading 2021-11-01
Amended Application for Authorization to institute a Class Action and to obtain the Status of Representative 2021-11-29
Amended Answer 2021-12-10
Motion for Declinatory Exception 2022-06-10
Motion for Leave to File Relevant Evidence 2022-06-10
Notice of substitution of counsel for the defence 2023-10-02
Notice of substitution of counsel for the defence 2023-10-02
Application for the striking out of allegations 2023-10-27
Amended Application for leave to file relevant evidence at the authorization stage 2024-01-24
Notice of Change of Company Names 2024-01-24
Application for leave to amend the amended application for authorization 2024-03-15
Application for authorization to institute a class action (Amended) 2024-06-27
Re-amended application for authorization (as of June 27, 2024) 2024-06-27
Amended Application for leave to file relevant evidence at the authorization stage (Amended) 2024-07-10

Counsels for the applicant:

Name E-mail Phone Adresse Name of Law Firm Website
Diallo, Karim [email protected] 418 694-2009 320-43, rue De Buade, Québec, Quebec, Canada , G1R 4A2 Siskinds, Desmeules, Avocats siskinds.com/qc
Perrrault, Caroline [email protected] 418 694-2009 320-43, rue De Buade, Québec, Quebec, Canada , G1R 4A2 Siskinds, Desmeules, Avocats siskinds.com/qc

Counsels for the defence:

Name E-mail Phone Adresse Name of Law Firm
Albrecht, Fanny [email protected] 514 375-6228 270-600, de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, Quebec, Canada , H3A 3J2 LCM Attorneys Inc.
Caron, Sébastien C. [email protected] 514 375-2680 2700-600, de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, Quebec, Canada , H3A 3J2 LCM Attorneys Inc.
Miraula, Melissa [email protected] 514 375-3798 2700-600, De Maisonneuve O., Montreal, Quebec, Canada , H3A 3J2 LCM Avocats inc.
Nahmiash, Laurent [email protected] 514 312-0289 255 rue Saint-Jacques, 3e étage, Montréal, Quebec, Canada , H2Y 1M6 INF LLP
Amazouz, Lydia [email protected] 514 312-0293 Extension: 208 255 rue Saint-Jacques, 3e étage, Montréal, Quebec, Canada , H2Y 1M6 INF LLP

Application stage

1 - Authorization - Application to the Superior Court for authorization to institute a class action

Courthouse

Montréal

Date of filing of the application for authorization to institute a class action

2020-12-29

File no.

500-06-001115-209

Subject

Droits de la personne

This case concerns

La publication, la diffusion illégale et le téléchargement sur plusieurs sites Web de vidéos ou de photos intimes et du matériel d'exploitation sexuel qui ont été affichées sans le consentement des sujets par les défenderesses.

Name of parties

Jane Doe c. 9219-1568 Québec inc. (MindGeek), MindGeek s.a.r.l., MG Freesites Ltd, MG Freesites II Ltd et MG Content RT Limited

Since 2007, all natural persons whose intimate videos or photos, (including child sexual abuse material, images of sexual assault and non-consensual intimate images) were posted without their consent on a website owned or operated by the defendants, directly or indirectly; or, subsidiarily: Since 2007, all natural persons in Canada whose intimate videos or photos, (including child sexual abuse material, images of sexual assault and non-consensual intimate images) were posted without their consent on a website owned or operated by the defendants, directly or indirectly; (hereinafter referred to as the “Class”)
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