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Should I stay or should I go…? The decision in Micron Technology Inc. and the suspension of multijurisdictional class actions

October 5, 2020

As multijurisdictional class actions become increasingly common, they raise difficult questions about the conduct of the same or similar actions in different courts, the use of scarce judicial resources, and the costs to the parties.

On September 2, the Quebec Court of Appeal rendered its decision in Micron Technology Inc. v. Hazan. The decision provides a timely reminder of the legal framework applicable to the staying of multijurisdictional class actions in Quebec.

A further step towards the modernization of Quebec’s environmental authorization regime

September 24, 2020

On September 2, 2020, the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact (known in French as the “REAFIE”), as well as several other regulations, was finally adopted, thus allowing for the implementation of the new environmental authorization scheme under the Environment Quality Act (the “EQA”). It should be noted that the provisions of the REAFIE will come into force on December 31, 2020.

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News

Geneviève Claveau chooses Langlois

September 24, 2020

We are pleased to welcome Geneviève Claveau who will be joining the litigation group at Langlois Lawyers’ Montreal office. Geneviève practice includes all areas of civil and commercial litigation, public and administrative law, with a particular focus on shareholders’ disputes, injunctions and other extraordinary remedies, in addition to government and public affairs.

Valérie Lemaire, recipient of the Excellence in Mentoring Award for Québec

September 14, 2020

Valérie Lemaire, lawyer and partner with Langlois Lawyers since 2002, will receive the Excellence in Mentoring Award 2020 for Québec from The Advocates’ Society. The distinction honours advocates who have shown outstanding commitment to and excellence in mentoring other advocates in Québec.

Chambers Canada 2021

September 10, 2020

Langlois stands out once more: 11 lawyers and 4 areas of practice recognized by Chambers Canada

Langlois stands out in the Chambers Canada Guide 2021, in which four areas of practice were recognized: Insurance Dispute Resolution and Shipping Transportation in Canada, Employment and Labour Law and General Commercial Litigation in Quebec and eleven lawyers were also recognized across several practice areas.

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Events

Catherine Biron and Catherine Cayer to take part in a webinar on the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations

October 9, 2020

On October 16, Langlois partner and lawyer Catherine Biron and lawyer Catherine Cayer, who are part of the labour and employment law group, will take part in a webinar as trainers following an invitation from the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines intégrées (CRHA) / the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP). The draft Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations come into effect on January 1, 2021 and as a federally regulated employer, you will need to prepare, as they represent a significant change to federal labour law rules.

Jean-François De Rico will take part in Forensik Conference 2020

September 30, 2020

On October 6th, Langlois partner and lawyer, Jean-François De Rico whose practice focuses on information technology, protection of personal information, cybersecurity and intellectual property, will take part in Forensik Conference, a “virtual event on Cyber Security Incident Management and Response in Quebec” sponsored by Langlois Lawyers.

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