Catherine Bourget

Lawyer - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2014
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Catherine Bourget is a lawyer in the Quebec City office of Langlois lawyers.

Catherine joined the firm in 2013 as a law student and articled there in 2014.

She practices primarily in the Litigation Group in matters involving insurance law and civil and professional liability, and represents professionals, insurers, companies and various stakeholders in the construction industry before all levels of the courts in Quebec. Over the years she has also acquired experience in corporate governance, particularly in the insurance field.

Her practice also involves access-to-information matters.

Catherine is actively involved in the legal community and has published articles dealing with insurance law and civil and professional liability.     

Education

LL.B., Laval University, 2013

International Profile: Semester of European law studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Rankings & Recognitions

2013 – Honour Roll of Laval University’s faculty of law  

Industries

Representative Work

Successfully defended an insurer and its insured against a personal-injury lawsuit seeking more than $2 million in damages for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Was part of a team defending an insurer against a pollution-related lawsuit seeking more than $2 million in damages.

Publications

Articles

News

Other Publications

2019 – “Commentaire sur la décision Murray c. 9197-5748 Québec inc. – La Cour supérieure se penche sur une requête en désaveu et interprète la notion de piège dans le contexte d’un vol en hélicoptère : leçons à tirer” (Case comment on Murray v. 9197-5748 Québec Inc. – In its decision on a disavowal motion, the Superior Court interprets the concept of a trap in the context of a helicopter flight: lessons to be learned) co-authored with Véronique Roy, Repères, Yvon Blais, April 2019, EYB2019REP2723

2019 – “Commentaire sur la décision 3091-5177 Québec inc. (Éconolodge Aéroport) c. Cie canadienne d’assurances générales Lombard – La détermination de la garde juridique aux fins d’application de l’exclusion « garde, direction ou gestion » en matière d’assurance responsabilité civile” (Case comment on inc.(Éconolodge Aéroport) v. Cie canadienne d’assurances générales Lombard – The determination of legal custody for the purposes of applying the care, custody or control exclusion in civil liability insurance matters), Repères, Yvon Blais, January 2019, EYB2019REP2633

2018 – “Chronique – Le privilège d’intérêt commun et la reconnaissance de ce privilège par les tribunaux québécois et canadiens” (The common interest privilege and its recognition by Quebec and Canadian courts) co-authored with Charles Lapointe, Repères, Yvon Blais, May 2018, EYB2018REP2471

2017 – “Commentaire sur la décision Federal Construction inc. c. Congregation Kol Yaacov – Signification et lieu public consacré au culte : interprétation et réflexions” (Case comment on Federal Construction Inc. v. Congregation Kol Yaacov: service of proceedings in a public space dedicated to religious worship), co-authored with Joanie Proteau, Repères, Yvon Blais, Montreal, June 2017, EYB2017REP2244

2016 – “Commentaire sur la décision Lessard c. Centre de plein air du mont Kanasuta inc. – Accident de ski et principes applicables” (Case comment on Lessard v. Centre de plein air du mont Kanasuta Inc. – Ski accidents and applicable principles), co-authored with Samuel Gagnon, Repères, Yvon Blais, Montreal, November 2016, EYB2016REP2079

2016 – “Commentaire sur la décision Compagnie d’assurances Chartis c. SCE Électrique inc. – Le défaut de collaboration de l’assuré n’affecte pas le recours subrogatoire de son assureur“ (Case comment on Compagnie d’assurances Chartis v. SCE Électrique Inc. – the insured’s failure to cooperate does not affect the subrogatory right of action of the insured), co-authored with Renée-Maude Vachon-Therrien, Repères, Yvon Blais, Montreal, July 2016, EYB2016REP1982

2015 – Participated in drafting an article “La portée de l’obligation de bonne foi de l’assureur dans le traitement des réclamations” (The extent of the insurer’s obligation to act in good faith when handling claims) by Valérie Lemaire and Renée-Maude Vachon-Therrien, Assurance de dommages – Deuxième Colloque, Éditions Yvon Blais, volume 22, 2015 (La Collection Blais)

2014 – Helped draft an article “Décisions récentes en matière d’acceptation des risques et de clauses d’exonération de responsabilité” (Recent Court Decisions Involving Risk Acceptance and Liability Exclusion Clauses), published by Éditions Yvon Blais in June 2014

Events

Langlois Knowledge

Others

2019 ‒ “L’assurance des copropriétés divises depuis l’adoption du projet de loi 141” (Insurance of divided co-ownership since the adoption of Bill 141), co-presented with Renée-Maude Vachon, Insurance Law Seminar – 4th edition, Éditions Yvon Blais, October 2019 in Montréal and November 2019 in Quebec City

2019 – Co-presenter at a workshop entitled “Les privilèges et la preuve : de la théorie à la pratique” (Privileges and evidence: from theory to practice), Conference of Quebec public-sector jurists, Quebec City, June 2019

2015 – Helped prepare a conference presentation “La portée de l’obligation de bonne foi de l’assureur dans le traitement des reclamations” (The Extent of the Insurer’s Obligation to Act in Good Faith When Handling Claims), presented by Valérie Lemaire and Renée-Maude Vachon-Therrien at a general insurance conference organized by publisher Éditions Yvon Blais in Montréal (Assurance de dommages – Deuxième Colloque)

2015 – Helped prepare a professional development training session “La gestion de l’instance – impact du nouveau Code de procédure civile” (Case Management Under the New Code of Civil Procedure), given by Valérie Lemaire

Involvement

Since 2019 – Second Vice President of the Young Bar of Quebec City

Since 2018 – Member of the Discipline Committee of Laval University

Since 2017 – Member of the board of directors of Young Bar of Quebec City

2015 to 2017 – Member of the board of directors of Entraide Jeunesse Québec, a youth assistance organization

Professional Associations

Member of the Jeune Barreau de Québec

Member of the Association des femmes d’assurance de Québec

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