RSS successfully defends the City of Sainte-Adèle against an application for a class action

January 21, 2019 — The Superior Court dismissed this morning an application for an authorization to institute a class action against the City of Sainte-Adèle. The plaintiff was asking for a compensation of $3 million on behalf of the residents, alleging that the city had squandered public funds by conducting a 13-year judicial vendetta against two […]

Martin Côté, speaker in a Quebec Bar webinar on SLAPPs

January 7, 2019 — On Tuesday, January 15, Martin Côté will be conducting a Webinar training session on the theme of “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation: Where do we stand ten years after the coming into force of the provisions in the Code of Civil Procedure preventing such lawsuits?” This activity will allow lawyers to be […]

The holiday spirit is alive and well with RSS au féminin!

December 21, 2018 — For a few years now, RSS au féminin, a group formed within the firm, has led numerous initiatives to promote women’s rights. The group focuses on encouraging women who wish to build a career with us as well as promoting women’s well-being outside the firm. This week, this involvement took the form […]

The Court of Appeal agrees with Élisabeth Laroche in a professional responsibility case

December 19, 2018 — In Cansica Holding Inc. c. Boidman, 2018 QCCA 2130, a decision rendered on December 14, the Court of Appeal endorsed Élisabeth Laroche’s reasoning in defending a lawyer against a claim for professional responsibility. The lawyer had omitted to file a suit to recover amounts owing to his clients, thus precluding them to […]

Legalization of cannabis: Benoît Chartier continues with training activities

December 16, 2018 — The recent legalization of cannabis gives rise to numerous legal problems, triggering a debate in which RSS is a participant. After having lectured on the subject on October 17, the very day the new regime came into force, Benoît Chartier set to work to develop an online training programme now offered by […]