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Canada-France Business Convention 2017

March 29, 2017

Langlois lawyers is pleased to acknowledge the involvement of Isabelle Toupin, Partner, as a member of the organizing committee of the Canada-France Business Convention 2017.

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Offences Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act: a Lot More Than a Fine Is at Stake!

April 18, 2017

Following a visit by a CNESST inspector to your construction site, or a serious accident or death on site, your company receives a statement of offence under section 237 the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) indicating that it is liable to a fine of between $15,000 and $300,000. Many people will say that it’s just a fine – nothing major – wrong!!

Dismissal at the Interlocutory Stage: the Window Remains Small

April 13, 2017

In its decision in 9324-0422 Québec Inc. v. Gestion Paul Daigle Inc., 2017 QCCA 242, the Quebec Court of Appeal has reminded us that caution is in order when it comes to ruling on motions to dismiss at the interlocutory stage, even where a precedent would appear to predetermine the outcome of the proceeding.

Liability of the Lessee for Damage to the Leased Premises: a Review of the Applicable Rules

April 13, 2017

As a general rule, a person who has suffered harm can have the person responsible for causing the harm ordered to pay damages by proving fault, harm, and a causal link between the fault and the harm. That rule is tempered however by various other legal rules, and can be further nuanced by the clauses in a contract, particularly in the area of commercial leases.

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