Double representation of the insured: Example of an exception

By Yves Cousineau, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

December 18, 2018 — A party may sometimes be represented by two lawyers to defend a claim: one designated by its insurer to defend against the demands involving an insured interest, and another selected by the party itself to address other grounds that may have been raised.

The validity of this double representation was the focus of the Superior Court’s examination in Groupe Sutton-Centre Ouest inc. c. Viger Blouin, 2018 QCCS 4525.

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