The popular ski resort is the subject of two appeals following two separate incidents on February 21 and March 11, 2020.
The Superior Court has come to the conclusion that it will be more efficient to proceed through class actions, rather than managing individual client lawsuits.
Avocado Jean-Sébastion D’Amour, by Tremblay Bois Mignault Lemay, is leading the two class actions.
The opposing party is represented by Me Francois Joubert, from Gasco Goodhue St-Germain.
Following the first event, a Gatineau resident claims nearly $ 26,000 after suffering a whiplash.
Its claim of $ 66,000 is higher, since the company is accused of having put its facilities back into service to serve its financial interests, to the detriment of the safety of the skiers.
The Mont-Sainte-Anne lawyers tried to convince the judge not to allow the appeals, saying that the company had discharged its obligations by outsourcing the inspection and maintenance.
According to estimates from the law firm that oversees the two class actions, the first appeal targets a hundred skiers, while the second would count a few dozen.
The hearing dates to discuss the dispute on the merits are not yet known.