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RSS successfully defends a firm having performed a pre-purchase inspection of a building

November 24, 2014 — Benoît Chartier successfully represented an engineering firm against a claim of some $400K arising from the discovery of a partial settlement of a building. The firm had inspected the building, a retirement home, that had been sold through a complex series of transactions.

The Superior Court’s decision, released on November 14, released our client from liability, for two reasons:

  1. Because of the series of transactions that led to the sale, our client had no obligation towards the plaintiff since the parties had no legal relationship between them;
  2. Our client had correctly carried out the mandate it had been given.

ASL (Lavolière), l.p. c. Vallières, 2014 QCCS 5475 (CANLII)