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April 2017

The author comments on a decision of the Superior Court which authorized the class action initiated by the Petitioner against Uber.
This decision is particularly interesting, especially because of the consideration and admission by the court of an inferential evidence at the authorization stage regarding the damages suffered by the Group Members and their causation.
Note: The article is written in French.


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December 2016

The authors comment on a decision of the Court of Appeal which granted the appeal, reversed the Superior Court’s decision and authorized the class action initiated by the petitioner. The decision is particularly important, namely because of the bench’s long obiter commenting on the relevance, if there is still relevance, of the authorization process as we know it today.
Note: The article is written in French.


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July 2014

The authors comment on a decision in which the Superior Court confirmed that a registered trade-mark in the English language, without a French version, used in public signs and commercial advertising, must not be accompanied by a descriptive generic term in French in order to respect the Charter of the French Language and the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business.

Note: The article is written in French.


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April 2014

The author comments on a decision in which the Superior Court permitted the Plaintiff to attempt to prove the existence of a verbal contract with his former common law spouse, namely the existence of a prête-nom agreement, by way of his oral testimony alone, the whole based on Article 2861 of the Civil Code of Québec and notwithstanding the fact that the value in dispute exceeded $ 1,500.

Note: The article is written in French.


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October 2012

The author summarizes the state of the law and principles applicable to a request for permission to examine the Petitioner of a Motion to Authorize the Bringing of a Class Action, before the authorization hearing. The author specifically examines the new jurisprudential trend that seems to have developed since the Judgment rendered by the Court of Appeal in the case of Allstate.

Note: This article is written in French.