Tag Archives: Montreal

Le Panier Bleu: Buy Local, Save the Economy

By Sydney Warshaw and Sara Laraichi, from our Business Law Group

April 7, 2020 — On Sunday April 5th, the Quebec Government announced the launch of “Le Panier Bleu”, an initiative designed to encourage Quebec residents to buy products produced and sold locally. The not-for-profit run website is a portal to over 1100 businesses, and counting, which users can sort through by commercial sector and region, as well as several other parameters, like whether the products can be purchased with delivery or pick-up. It is not a transactional site, meaning users cannot make purchases directly through it, but rather are redirected to the website of each individual business where they can view and order their products.

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Consequences of the spoliation of an item of evidence

By Chantal Noël, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

September 18, 2019 — The Court of Appeal recently put an end to a case that had originated in November 2008 with the destruction by fire of a combine harvester (CNH Industrial Canada Ltd. c. Claude Joyal inc., 2019 QCCA 1151). The owner’s insurer had compensated its insured and then filed a claim against the seller of the machine. The seller had then brought a warranty action against the manufacturer, but only after the machine had been dismantled. The manufacturer then argued that failure to receive notice of the claim and the impossibility to examine the machine deprived it of the right to a defence, thereby justifying the dismissal of the action. Just how did this case end?

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Sharon Druker hosts a workshop on commercial negotiation

October 16, 2017 — On Wednesday, October 11, the Bar of Montréal presented a continuing education program consisting of a simulation of a commercial negotiation.

Sharon G. Druker hosted and commented the activity which also involved half a dozen lawyers practising commercial law with various Montréal firms.

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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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Cities’ and towns’ liability in cases of water main breaks: presumption of fault and financial capacity

By Marc-André McCann, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

February 2, 2017 — What is the standard to which a municipality can be held in the maintenance of its infrastructures? Are budget considerations relevant in the appreciation of its conduct?

Such were the questions raised before the Quebec Court of Appeal in Montréal (Ville de) c. Compagnie d’assurances Coseco, a recent case that raised the impact of article 1465 of the Civil Code of Quebec.

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Course aux stages for students outside of Montreal: A Survival Guide

Participating in the Course aux Stages is without a doubt stressful, but doing so from a university outside of Montreal? It’s a whole other game.

To succeed in my Course experience and survive the stress of traveling between Ottawa and Montreal, I had to take special precautions that many of my Montreal-based counterparts never had to do. Follow my advice and you may just survive.

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