“The petitioners are the defendants in the longest running judicial saga in Quebec legal history,” so begins Justice Alan Hilton in a ruling.
Nearly 15 months after the Quebec Court of Appeal griped about the legal war of attrition that has lasted more than a decade in the case against a former accounting giant and its partners over the infamous collapse of Montreal real-estate firm Castor Holdings Inc., the highest court of the province recently dismissed yet another appeal. The defendants sought to appeal an interlocutory judgment that dismissed their motion to obtain an additional $17-million in payment bonds from the respondents, and declare them to be jointly and severally liable of costs. Judge Lise Côté of the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the lower court ruling.
A security company was ordered to pay $782,000 to an insurance company after Quebec Superior Court held that it was liable for tort committed by one of its employees.