Philippe Bélisle and Marie Dupuis Choose Langlois

July 12, 2019

Langlois continues to add talented legal professionals to its growing team, with the arrival of Philippe Bélisle in the Labour and Employment Law Group and Marie Dupuis in the Insurance Law Group.

Benchmark Litigation, 40 and Under Hot List 2019

July 5, 2019

Marianne Plamondon on Benchmark Litigation, 40 and Under Hot List 2019, for the second year in a row!

Langlois lawyers is proud to announce that Marianne Plamondon, a partner in its Montréal office, is included in Benchmark Litigation, 40 and Under Hot List 2019, for the second year in a row. This listing recognizes the most accomplished lawyers in North America aged 40 or under. The nominees are selected through an extensive process of peer review and career profile assessments, resulting in a group of promising young lawyers.

Three New Talents Choose Langlois

May 23, 2019

The expansion of Langlois continues with the addition of three new talents to its Montréal office, Romeo Aguilar Perez, Louis Lafleur and Gabrielle Turcotte-Fraser.

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Did You Know That Anxiety Could Soon Be Recognized as an Occupational Illness?

July 8, 2019

Quebec’s Minister of Labour, Mr. Jean Boulet, recently announced his intention to launch a wide-ranging workshop aimed at the modernization of the entirety of the province’s occupational health and safety regime.

Beginning this fall, numerous aspects of Quebec’s laws on prevention and indemnification of workers will be overhauled. This is promising news, as several processes, particularly for challenging decisions of the CNESST, the government insurer for Quebec workers and employers, are cumbersome and definitely in need of revision.

In the Name of Transparency: The Modernization of the Canada Elections Act

June 28, 2019

This past year has marked a peak in interest and scrutiny into the well-being of the democratic process around the world, with a particular focus on online activities and messages. In this context and with the October 2019 general election in sight, the Canadian Government sped the Elections Modernization Act (also known as Bill C-76) through parliament. This overhauled version of the Canada Elections Act, which came fully into force on June 13, 2019, created a wide range of new obligations, affecting both online and offline activities and communications.

New Court of Appeal Construction Law Judgment: Is Learning of the Conclusions of the Plaintiff’s Expert’s Report the New Starting Point of the Prescription Period?

June 20, 2019

In its June 2019 decision in Lacour v. Construction D.M. Turcotte T.R.O. Inc., the Quebec Court of Appeal appears to have revised the state of the law on prescription (limitation of actions) by deciding that in the case of a latent defect that manifests itself gradually over time, the property owner can wait several years before commissioning an expert’s report, and only upon learning the report’s conclusions does the three-year prescription period begin to run. In other words, the starting point for extinctive prescription of a right of action for a contractual fault is the moment when the property owner receives the expert’s report.

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