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Des situations juridiques sous un angle simplifié

  1. Latent defects: the burden of proving hidden defects

    Latent defects: the burden of proving hidden defects

    Although we most often hear about latent defects when purchasing a new home or property, it should be noted that the legal warranty (or warranty against latent defects) provided in the Civil Code of Quebec, is not limited to real estate but can be [ … ]

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    Attorney-Client Privilege Cannot TRUMP Illegal Acts

    A new client recently came to see us. He is a construction entrepreneur specializing in road-building contracts. He told us:   “I am really worried about my current lawyer. You see, I was bidding on a $500,000.00 contract out in eastern Quebec. The [ … ]

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  2. Real estate deals: put it ALL in writing!

    Real estate deals: put it ALL in writing!

    The real estate market has taken an important position in today’s economy and almost everyone wants in. As such, it is important to understand some of the basics in that regard. Take, for example, a recent matter on which we were consulted. A [ … ]

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  3. Is justice delayed always justice denied?

    Is justice delayed always justice denied?

    A business acquaintance recently shared an interesting story with us and he wanted to know if it was too late to try to get justice. More than ten years ago, the accountant of his company, a CPA, essentially stole about $100,000.00 from the company. [ … ]

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    Grouping of multiple lawsuits before the Court

    In a context where a corporation faces multiple independent law suits from a given party and before the same jurisdiction (or Court), things can take long and get expensive very quickly. It may therefore be useful for either party to request the [ … ]

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    Proving the existence of a verbal loan agreement

    Very often, people lend each other money and rely on nothing else except their word to ensure repayment. While this sometimes works, it obviously has its problems since, if something goes wrong, it becomes difficult to prove that the loan ever [ … ]

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