A controversial Quebec Superior Court decision that ruled that religious marriages do not necessarily carry any legal obligations under civil law may have alarming and sweeping consequences, according to family law experts.
Three Canadian tobacco companies will not have to make an immediate $1.13 billion payment to Quebec smokers who won a landmark class action suit after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that the justification for […]
The federal government and two employees who worked for an Employee Assistance Program were ordered to pay nearly $175,000 for breaching the rights of an employee who sought their assistance in a case that underlines the importance for employers and personnel to safeguard confidential information. […]
>An electrician who launched a $190,000 suit against the scandal-plagued engineering firm SNC-Lavalin for failing to “rapidly and efficiently” evacuate him from Libya while the African nation was in the midst of a civil war […]
The use of contempt of court in civil proceedings will likely diminish over time as judges begin to exercise discretionary powers to redress abuse of process under legislation originally designed to thwart SLAPPs, or strategic lawsuits against public participation, observed the Quebec Court of Appeal. […]
The lead counsel of a commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption in Quebec’s construction industry inadvertently found himself in the spotlight over a thorny legal question surrounding the immunity of witnesses who testify before the inquiry.
Sylvain Lussier, lead Commission counsel of the Charbonneau Commission, said early this week that the sworn testimony of witnesses who testify during commissions of inquiry cannot be used against them in criminal proceedings. But the same may not hold true for civil proceedings.
He then backtracked after his team ostensibly examined the jurisprudence, and asserted that witnesses are protected from civil suits.
Except that Lussier said nothing new. […]
A wake-up call has been served to organizations that supervise groups of children following a closely-watched ruling by the Quebec Court of Appeal that appears to have set a higher standard of care… […]