Recognition of the validity of legal fee reimbursement clauses in a loan contract: principles to keep in mind

June 22, 2021

On April 6, 2021, in its decision in Bank of Nova Scotia v. Davidovit, the Quebec Court of Appeal had the opportunity to rule on the validity of a legal fee reimbursement clause contained in a term loan and suretyship contract. In addition to clearly summarizing the law applicable to this type of provision, the Court also reviewed the criteria for qualifying a juridical act as a contract of adhesion.

The challenges of remote work after the pandemic

June 16, 2021

This article first appeared in French in the June 2021 issue of the Journal des Parcs industriels of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec.

At the current vaccination rate, the imminent lifting of restrictions, including those requiring remote work, is a real possibility. Several legitimate questions will then arise for employers. Here are some legal and strategic considerations on this topic that may shape the world of work going forward.

Privacy rights at the frontier of the burden of proof of injury

June 15, 2021

On March 26, 2021, the Superior Court ruled on Lamoureux c. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), 2021 QCCS 1093, a landmark loss of personal information decision in which the Court dismissed the class action brought by plaintiff Danny Lamoureux. This decision is the first judgment in Canada on the merits of a class action concerning a loss of personal information. The action focuses on the right to privacy and the duty of companies and public bodies to take appropriate security measures to ensure the protection of personal information.

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Langlois Lawyers’ construction law team continues to grow

June 18, 2021

We are proud to announce the addition of Marie-Claude de Grandpré, Jean-Bernard Dehaut, Camille Chapdelaine, Pascal Salagan, Elizabeth Latulippe Bresolin and Catherine Duguay-Blackburn to the Langlois Lawyers construction law team.

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Marianne Plamondon to discuss the challenges of ending mandatory teleworking

June 10, 2021

On June 18, Langlois labour and employment lawyer and partner, Marianne Plamondon, CHRP, will take part in a discussion organised by Québec’s Employers’ Council (Conseil du patronat du Québec, CPQ). The panel will focus on employers’ readiness to end mandatory teleworking protocols.

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