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Alan Ovadia Joins our Estates, Wills and Trusts Group

February 1, 2022 — RSS is pleased to announce that Alan Ovadia is now part of the firm’s Estates, Wills and Trusts Group. Alan has many years of experience of estates law, but also of business law and intellectual property. With degrees in business and law, he is ideally suited to meet our clients’ expectations.

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Brigitte Garceau Becomes President of the West Island Women’s Shelter

September 30, 2020 — Today’s edition of The Suburban announces that Brigitte Garceau, whose community involvement has always been outstanding, has been appointed President of the Board of Directors of the West Island Women’s Shelter. Brigitte was already a director and legal advisor for this organization that helps victims of conjugal violence.

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A Paper by Lauren Flam in a Prestigious Journal

September 25, 2020 — The latest issue of the Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal contains a paper by Lauren Flam. In “‘Not a Case about a Mere Referral’: Reflections on Salomon v. Matte-Thompson”, (2020) 39 ETPJ 330, she comments on a decision in which the Supreme Court of Canada redefined the extent of the professional liability of a lawyer who advised his client on the selection of an investment advisor.

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Coverage Under a Wrap-up Policy May Be Excluded When the Work Is Not Completed

By Mariella De Stefano, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

September 15, 2020 — In Constructions Reliance inc. (Constructions Reliance du Canada ltée) c. Compagnie d’assurances Temple, 2020 QCCA 947, recently rendered by the Court of Appeal, the Court concluded that the judge of first instance had not committed any error in deciding that the wrap-up policy issued by Temple did not cover damages caused by a painter since the paint work had not been completed when the loss occurred.

Essentially, Reliance acted as general contractor for the construction of a condominium complex. In turn, it retained the services of J&K Peinture to carry out the paint work. On November 14, 2011, one of J&K’s employees struck a sprinkler head causing water damages to the condominium complex. La Compagnie d’assurance Missisquoi (“Missisquoi”) indemnified its insured, Syndicat Lofts Wilson, for the water damages and instituted subrogation proceedings against defendants, Reliance, J&K and its insurer Société d’assurances générales Northbridge (“Northbridge”) as well as Temple in recovery of the sums paid. The proceedings against J&K were suspended given the latter’s bankruptcy.

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An Order to Enforce a Restrictive Covenant Is Not Automatic

By Normand Laurendeau, from our Labour and Employment Law Group

September 2, 2020 — Non-competition and non-solicitation clauses are commonplace in employment contracts and are subject to rules that have been well defined by the courts. However, as illustrated by the recent Superior Court decision in FLS Transportation Services Limited v. Fuze Logistic Services Inc., 2020 QCCS 2604, their prevalence does not mean that courts will enforce them unconditionally.

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Best Lawyers: 27 Lawyers Are Listed, and RSS Is Canada’s Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law

August 27, 2020 — RSS is proud to announce that 27 of its lawyers — nearly a third of the team — are included in the 2021 Canadian edition of the Best Lawyers directory, a major international peer-review-based guide to legal professionals.

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COVID-19: Time to Go Over Your Estate Planning, According To Marilyn Piccini Roy

August 27, 2020 — The pandemic is both the reason and the occasion to re-examine one’s estate planning, as suggested by Marilyn Piccini Roy, Ad. E., in “Estate planning during a pandemic”. In this piece published by the Bequests and Planned Gifts Service of McGill University, Marilyn explains that the pandemic has alerted certain people to the necessity of having a look at their wills and given them the free time to review them.

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Pierre E. Moreau Joins RSS’s Labour and Employment Law Group

August 14, 2020 — RSS is pleased to announce that Pierre E. Moreau, a distinguished expert in labour and employment law, has joined the firm.

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Marianne Poliquin Admitted to the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés

August 11, 2020 — Marianne Poliquin, from our Labour and Employment Law Group, has just been admitted to the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés — Quebec’s professional order of chartered human resources advisors. As the name suggests, the order focuses on the development of skills and practices related to the management of personnel. Since it falls under the scope of the Professional Code, its members must abide by a code of ethics and further their continuing education.

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Landlords Should Reconsider Mitigating Damages with COVID-19 Relief Programs

By Sydney Warshaw, from our Business Law Practice Group

August 7, 2020 — A series of recent Superior Court decisions demonstrate that participation in the federal government’s financial relief programs to help tenants and landlords in the wake of COVID-19 may not be as discretionary as landlords initially thought.

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