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Jean-François Gagnon, Portrait of a Visionary and a Builder in La Presse+

September 20, 2017

Following his nomination in August in Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, Jean-François Gagnon, the firm’s chief executive officer, was interviewed by online newspaper La Presse+ on his instrumental role as builder of one of the most prominent business law firms in Quebec.

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Events

Sean Griffin organizes a symposium on recent developments in securities litigation

August 7, 2017

Members of the Quebec legal community will soon have the opportunity to get abreast of the latest developments in securities litigation at a symposium organized by Sean Griffin to be held in Montreal on December 1st, 2017, in collaboration with the continuing professional development service of the Quebec Bar. Presentations will be made by seasoned practitioners from Quebec, Ontario and New York.

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Articles

Execution of Out-of-Quebec Judgments: No Smokescreen Allowed

September 25, 2017

In Povylius-Simpson v. Povylius, 2017 QCCS 2996 (appeal pending) the defendant had misappropriated the property of his incapacitated mother in Ontario. The mother’s heirs sought judicial redress and recovered the mother’s property, but needed to enforce the judgment in Quebec in order to recover a cottage located in that province.

Balancing Act

September 22, 2017

The English version was published in the September edition of Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.

The Res Judicata and Stare Decisis Rules in Grievance Arbitrations: Where Do We Stand?

September 15, 2017

On August 16, 2017 the Quebec Court of Appeal denied leave to appeal from a decision of the Superior Court rendered on June 21 2017, on a motion for judicial review brought by the Collège de Valleyfield (the “College”) of an arbitral award rendered on May 25, 2015 by Arbitrator Cloutier (the “Arbitrator”). The leave was denied on the grounds that while a question of principle was involved, i.e. the principle of res judicata, it did not constitute a new issue or an issue of law that has given rise to conflicting judicial decisions.

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