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Langlois Acts for Victoriaville & Co. in an Important Acquisition

October 7, 2019

Langlois lawyers acted as lead counsel for Victoriaville & Co., one of the largest wood casket manufacturer in North America, in its acquisition of all the shares of Alliance St-Laurent Casket Corporation, a subsidiary of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW), based in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

A New Partner Is Joining Langlois

September 20, 2019

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that Isabelle Desharnais has chosen Langlois. Her areas of practice include banking law, corporate finance, insolvency and financial restructuring. Isabelle also practises in the field of commercial litigation, specializing particularly in matters linked to fraud.

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Partition and the End of Indivision – a Synopsis

October 17, 2019

This article first appeared in French in the Autumn 2019 edition of the Copropriété Plus magazine.

The regime of undivided co-ownership under the Civil Code of Québec (the “CCQ”) has given rise to several legitimate questions in cases involving partition and the end of indivision, and to extensive case law. This article provides a brief overview of the issues inherent in this type of property ownership.

Being the Victim of an IT Security Breach Is Not Enough to Claim Damages

October 15, 2019

In the matter of Bourbonnière v. Yahoo! Inc., the Quebec Superior Court applied the principles laid down by the Quebec Court of Appeal in the Sofio decision and confirmed that being a victim of an IT security incident does not in and of itself give rise to a claim for damages by the victim.

Workplace Impairment: A Matter Worth Considering

October 11, 2019

In October 2018 Canada became one of the first countries in the world to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. At the time the legislation was adopted, many employers thought that this had all happened a bit too quickly. The media storm surrounding the unreliability of available screening methods also heightened fears about workplace-related dangers stemming from cannabis use. Now that the dust has settled, what lessons can be drawn from what has transpired over the last twelve months?

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