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The concept of “gross fault” and the exemption of liability of a city following the re-ignition of a fire

By Chantal Noël, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

September 27, 2017 — In Intact, compagnie d’assurances c. Ville de Montréal (2017 QCCS 3753) rendered on June 26, 2017, the Superior Court had to determine whether the City of Montreal firefighters had committed a gross fault, thus preventing the city from invoking the exemption of liability provided for in section 47 of the Fire Safety Act (CQLR c S-3.4).

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