Dismissed in Court, a firm intends to appeal

My Claude Dufresne and Pierre-Yves Arsenault. Source: Loranger Marcoux website The judge Stephane Lacosteof the Superior Court, invited himself to a “conference of badly shod shoemakers”: this is at least the portrait he paints of the dispute between DHC Avocats and My Claude Dufresne and Pierre-Yves Arsenault. Me Dufresne is the “founding partner” of DHC. … Read more

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Me Francois Joli-Coeur. Source: BLG website In Montreal, Me Francois Joli-CoeurMe Jeff TalbotMe Anais Bussières McNicollMe James Woods and me Maude Galarneau have been promoted to the rank of associate. “The high caliber of our partners is the cornerstone of the firm. We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to the company, who will … Read more

“World of unicorns”: a lawyer must recuse himself

Me Frederic Nadeau. Source: LinkedIn A statement that does not pass; the Superior Court orders the arbitrator André Truchon to recuse himself, having concluded that some of his words betrayed “reasonable apprehensions” of bias. Mr. Truchon chaired the Dispute Resolution Council (CRD) until very recently. He had been mandated by the Quebec government in March … Read more

A class action against Google for censorship

Me William Desrochers. Sources: Virtulex Avocats website and Youtube The plaintiff, Eloise Boies, a resident of St-Bruno, accuses Google of having censored two videos that she had published on Youtube. His first video, posted around January 5, 2021, asserted the existence of censorship during the Covid-19 pandemic. She denounced the role of the government, Amazon, … Read more

Chambly: continuation and end of a long saga

Nicolas Dallaire and Dave Tremblay, the authors of this article. Sources: Radio-Canada and ADGMQ website On February 27, 2019, the Government of Quebec subjected the City of Chambly to the control of the Commission municipale du Québec (CMQ) since several investigations were in progress, in particular those of the Directorate of Litigation and Investigations (DCE) … Read more

Wave of appointments of lawyers to the Council of Ministers

PM Bouchard. Source: LinkedIn These lawyers begin the year with their appointment to positions of responsibility in public administration. P.-M Bouchard is reappointed member of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Société du Center des congrès de Québec. He has held this position for 15 years. This retired lawyer spent most of his … Read more

New oaths: the lawyers of the hour

Alexia Beland. Source: LinkedIn New names, new faces, briefs, new lawyers: on December 1, the Barreau de Québec presented 13 new faces of the profession. These lawyers were sworn in last November. They are well and truly registered in the Directory of the Bar, a sign that they have successfully completed their internship, that they … Read more

Monette Barakett’s new boss!

Catherine Bleau. Source: LinkedIn Catherine Bleau fueled by “adrenaline”. Nothing surprising for this lawyer, fan of hockey, water polo and basketball. Except that the civil law and common law graduate of McGill University especially likes… professional challenges! After almost a year as the general manager of Monette Barakett, Me Bleau does not hesitate to get … Read more

One-on-one with Blakes’ new boss!

Mr Sebastien Vilder There is a new boss in the place: Me Sebastien Vilder has been acting as a managing partner at the Blakes office in Montreal since January 1st. He succeeds Robert Torralbo, who held this position for 10 years. He will continue his practice as a litigator at the firm. Mr. Vilder sat … Read more

A business start-up that turns badly?

Me Anne-Edma Louis. Source: LinkedIn The physiofix Anjou inc. and its two shareholders are suing Me Anne-Edma Louis and the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Barreau du Québec. They believe they have suffered significant losses due to the lawyer’s “professional misconduct”. Me Pascal A.Pelletier, of Pelletier & Cie Avocats inc., represents the company, its … Read more