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By Daniel Khazzam
In January 2012, the Québec Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal from a Superior Court decision awarding damages against a website owner for defamatory content on its website.
By Émilie Germain-Villeneuve
In a recent judgment, the Court of Appeal reiterates that the obligation of a buyer to give a notice of the defect to the vendor in virtue of Article 1739 C.c.Q., is an essential condition to the success of a legal action instituted based on the warranty of quality
By Doree Levine
The highly publicized case known as Eric v. Lola reached its pinnacle on January 25, 2013.
By Daniel Khazzam
The Superior Court of Québec recently rendered a decision that has a direct impact on the use of social media applications to which both adults and children are growing more accustomed.
By Jean-Pierre Sheppard
Article 1375 of the C.C.Q. states that parties must generally interact in good faith. Under Québec law, the duty to act in good faith is implicit in every contract and is defined as the absence of malicious intent in a prudent and diligent contracting party.
By Jacques Bélanger
A recent judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal reiterated that even if an employer is going through unexpected economic hardship and must terminate an employee, the employer must still give him notice under Article 2091 of the Civil Code of Québec.
By Herbert Pinchuk, Daniel Khazzam
In the decision Bertico Inc. et al v. Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. (2012 QCCS 2809), the Superior Court of Quebec emphasized some of the consequences that might be faced by a franchisor which let its brand "slide" or failed to protect and enhance it.
By Martin Côté, Jonathan Feingold
Among the first questions that a client tends to ask his attorney prior to instituting legal proceedings for the enforcement of a contract or a contractual right is: Who is going to pay my legal fees?
By Théodore Goloff
When applying for senior positions that require the trust and confidence of the prospective employer what and how must senior executives disclose about the end of their previous employment?
By Théodore Goloff
Farber vs. Compagnie Royal Trust, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 846, requires that for a change in working conditions be considered constructive dismissal, the element changed must be "substantive".
By Théodore Goloff
In Quebec, violations of fundamental rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms can be litigated either before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal, hereinafter the "Tribunal" or before the common law courts.
By Théodore Goloff
Covenants by the vendor, its former shareholders and/or key employees not to compete post-closing are part of the normal instruments available to protect the purchaser’s substantial investment in the purchase of the goodwill and book of business when buying a "business" that is contact and relationship based and driven.
By Theodore Goloff
In law, as in life, (i) timing is everything and (ii) more is not always better.
By Gilbert Hourani
The Quebec Superior Court recently ruled, in Teolis et Clinique Podiatrique de l'Est inc. c. Iacono, Lloyd's et American Home, that two professional liability carriers insuring a financial planner were not obliged to compensate a claim made by the client of the financial planner.
By Theodore Goloff
The American doctrine of "employment at will" exists nowhere in Canada!