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Last week, my colleague Manon asked me if I had seen the movie Knives Out. I had and had loved it. She said: “Wouldn’t it be an interesting subject to blog about? You do estate litigation.” Great idea, Manon!

The Quebec Court of Appeal recently issued an important class action decision in Spieser v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 QCCA 42. While that decision canvasses many areas of the law associated with claims related to environmental contaminants, this review will concentrate on the issue of the damages awarded and the reasons therefore.