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SNC-Lavalin inc. c. Deguise: Warranty Against Latent Defects Pursuant to Article 1726 C.C.Q. Applied to Providers of Building Materials

By Jean-Philippe Savoie, from our Insurance Law Practice Group On April 6, the Court of Appeal of Québec rendered its decision in SNC-Lavalin inc. (Terratech inc. et SNC-Lavalin Environnement inc.) c. Deguise, 2020 QCCA 495. Considering the importance of this decision for both the construction and insurance industries, RSS offers a series of newsletters discussing the main […]

SNC-Lavallin inc. c. Deguise: Liability of General Contractors Pursuant to Article 2118 of the Civil Code of Québec

By Jean-Philippe Savoie, from our Insurance Law Practice Group On April 6, the Court of Appeal of Québec rendered its decision in SNC-Lavalin inc. (Terratech inc. et SNC-Lavalin Environnement inc.) c. Deguise, 2020 QCCA 495. Considering the importance of this decision for both the construction and insurance industries, RSS offers a series of newsletters discussing the main […]

SNC-Lavallin inc. c. Deguise: The Decision on the Leading Case: The Facts, The Parties, The Legal Issues

By Chantal Noël, from our Insurance Law Practice Group On April 6, the Court of Appeal of Québec rendered its decision in SNC-Lavalin inc. (Terratech inc. et SNC-Lavalin Environnement inc.) c. Deguise, 2020 QCCA 495. Considering the importance of this decision for both the construction and insurance industries, RSS offers a series of newsletters discussing the main […]

Seeking Procedural Clarity with the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19)

By Sydney Warshaw, from our Business Law Practice Group June 4, 2020 — The Federal Department of Justice recently published the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) as a response to ongoing delays and complications in the wake of the COVID pandemic. This draft legislation provides for automatic extensions to several federal deadlines. It also […]

Bailiff Services: Issuing and Filing of Proceedings in Non-urgent Matters Is Now Allowed

By Mariella De Stefano, from our Insurance Law Practice Group June 3, 2020 — As you may know, the activities have gradually resumed at the court houses in Quebec as of June 1, which is great news for the legal community as well as for citizens. Each judicial district is however distinct with respect to issuing […]

Courts to Resume Activities as the COVID-19 Crisis Cools Off (Slightly…)

By Mariella De Stefano, from our Insurance Law Practice Group May 28, 2020 — The threat of the coronavirus is far from over. Yet, some activities slowly resume. The Courts, which were almost paralyzed for over two months, are gradually adjusting to the new reality. What will the impact be? The Superior Court of Quebec is […]

Co-ownership in the Time of COVID-19

By Nicolas Melillo, from our Insurance Law Practice Group May 18, 2020 — Following the state of health emergency decreed by government, and in accordance with the health measures that have been progressively imposed, condominiums have adopted measures alongside the government’s instructions. Co-owners have witnessed the closure of all training rooms, gymnasiums, swimming pools, gardens and other […]

The Cadieux Case: Nine Years of Meanderings for the Employer and the Union — All Starting With A Simple Dismissal

By Eliab Taïrou, from our Labour and Employment Law Practice Group May 15, 2020 — On April 6 the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled, in Cadieux c. Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp., 2020 QCCA 498, that a unionized employee, dismissed by his employer, did not have sufficient legal interest to personally and directly appeal an arbitral award, […]

Defamation on Social Media: Be Careful What You Post Online!

By Martin Côté and Sydney Warshaw, from our Business Law Practice Group May 14, 2020 — Much of our communication with one another has been taking place on social media. Networks such as Facebook and Instagram provide an unbeatable platform for making ourselves heard. Think twice before you criticize or complain online because your rant on social […]

The Right to Refuse, A Dichotomy of Danger and Risk

By Jean Denis Boucher, from our Labour and Employment Law Practice Group May 8, 2020 — Following the Québec government’s decision to allow the restart of commercial activities in the manufacturing, retail, and construction sectors, the question that keeps coming up is the application of the concept of the right of refusal. Numerous employers are wondering whether […]