Stéphanie has been practising civil litigation and insurance law for close to 20 years.
Over the years, she represented individuals, manufacturers, service-oriented businesses and school boards in liability and other legal matters.
She also conducted numerous statutory examinations and pleads with tenacity and confidence numerous cases each year, in matters arising from, for instance, cancellations of insurance contracts, automobile theft and burglaries, staged accidents or arson, or involving domestic indoor plantations of cannabis, before all jurisdictions.
She pays attention to all elements of investigations, working in close collaboration with insurers to process all the evidence available.
- 9145-4025 Québec inc. c. Royal & Sun Alliance du Canada (Union canadienne (L’), compagnie d’assurances), 2016 QCCS 2467 — The Court dismissed the claim of the insured, whose commercial premises were used as a cannabis plantation, and ruled that the insurer would have cancelled the insurance contract if it had been aware that the insured’s key shareholder and director tolerated the activity carried on in the premises that it was renting.
- Dubois c. Compagnie mutuelle d’assurances Wawanesa, 2015 QCCS 3238 — The Court ruled that the ab initio cancellation of the insurance contract could be set up against both the mortgagor and the insured, since it was revealed that they were in connivance to defraud the insurer from the day the property was purchased.
- Tremblay c. Compagnie mutuelle d’assurances Wawanesa, 2015 QCCA 654; 2015 QCCS 26 — The trial court dismissed a claim for $7.5M based on the insured’s misrepresentations as to risk by failing to disclose her spouse’s criminal record after she had been questioned on this very issue; the decision was affirmed when the application for leave to appeal was denied.
- Austin c. Innovassur, assurances générales inc., 2014 QCCQ 12102 — The Court ruled that polygraph evidence was admissible to corroborate convincing evidence already adduced.
Montreal Association of Insurance Women
Publications and Conferences
“Le privilège relatif au litige en matière d’assurance”, in-house training activity recognized by the Barreau du Québec’s continuing education programme, March 14, 2018
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Montréal, 1998
Call to Bar