April 21, 2022
The Mérite Christine-Tourigny is one of the Bar of Quebec’s most distinctive tributes. It is awarded each year to mark a member’s social commitment and special contribution to the progress of women in the legal profession.
This year, the distinction is awarded to Lynne Kassie, Ad. E., head of our firm’s Family Law Group. Ever since her beginnings, Ms. Kassie has acted as a mentor to many women lawyers and continues to shine with her sound advice, her energy and her passion for the profession. The Mérite will be officially awarded at the Journée du Barreau, on June 17.
April 14, 2022
RSS is very pleased to announce that Jean-Pierre Sheppard, from our Civil and Commercial Litigation Group, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
The Counsel is comprised of litigators from the United States and Canada, allowing them to exchange ideas and contribute to their professional development. Membership is limited to 3,500 members: less than 0.5% of the lawyers in each country. Membership is by invitation only, which follows a careful examination of each candidate’s achievements before the courts and ethics. Less than 30 Quebec lawyers have qualified, including Charles E. Flam and Patrick Henry, and now, Jean-Pierre.
April 7, 2022
On March 10, 2022, the Honourable Bernard Jolin of the Superior Court rendered a judgment dismissing three Wellington applications filed by Hydro-Québec against Lloyd’s Underwriters [Lloyd’s]: Perrotta c. Hydro-Québec, 2022 QCCS 1125.
April 2, 2022
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En matière pénale, la majorité des tribunaux suivaient la jurisprudence dominante à l’effet que lorsqu’un avis d’infraction était émis contre un contrevenant lui demandant de régulariser une situation dans le délai imparti à l’avis, il ne pouvait, règle générale, y avoir de constat d’infraction d’émis pour le motif qu’un délai était accordé au contrevenant pour régulariser la situation.
March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022 — The Association de planification fiscale et financière will be presenting its seminar on trusts on Thursday, March 24. William Dion-Bernard, notary with our Estates, Wills and Trusts Group, will be speaking on tax and civil law cases related to trusts.
March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022 — RSS’s Family Law Group is happy to welcome Jacob-Ray Falutz, who was called to the Bar only a few days ago, after articling with a boutique litigation firm.
“We really look forward to working with Jacob”, says Lynne Kassie, Ad. E., head of the Family Law Group. “For such a young lawyer, he has an impressive education and experience. Once more, we discovered an outstanding recruit.”
March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022 — Canadian Lawyer magazine has just released its annual rating of Quebec’s Top 10 Regional law firms: full-service firms with offices exclusively in the province. RSS is proud to be in the Top 10. The ratings are based on the results of a survey conducted in late 2021, in which 1,137 ballots were received for 38 nominated firms.
Andrew Penhale, CEO, is pleased with these results. “While facing many challenges over the past year, our team has continued to devote its expertise, energy and resources to our clients, assisting them with their legal issues. We like to think that this ranking is the result of our commitment to them.”
March 14, 2022
By Caroline Cassagnabère, from our Insurance Law Practice Group
March 14, 2022 — On January 12, 2022, in Crooks c. Nguyen, 2022 QCCS 55, the Superior Court awarded a $115,000 reduction of the purchase price and granted $14,600 in moral damages to the buyers of a house affected by several defects. This case reminds us of several important points on the seller’s warranty of quality.
March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022 — RSS is pleased to announce that Maxime Saint-Onge, a litigator, is now a member of the firm. Maxime’s practice has been focused on litigation cases since his call to the Bar, in 2017.
Martin Côté, a partner in our Civil Litigation Group, comments on this recruit. “Maxime has a very rich experience, that includes many areas of law, before numerous courts. His knowledge of the legal stakes inherent in the use of social media is an asset. I am sure that he will be a most valuable player on our team from the very first day.”
March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022 — RSS is pleased to announce that Camille Vignaud is joining the firm’s Insurance Law team. Camille’s experience is remarkably rich and diversified: graduate studies in France, experience as a litigator and advanced research and drafting courses.
Rachel Clément, the group’s Co-chair, is delighted with this recruit. “Soon as we saw Camille’s résumé, we knew that she has the ideal profile for our team, and will help RSS remain a first-rate law firm. Our clients deserve nothing but the best!”