LOREN & KEAN LAW CLIENT PREVAILS IN CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION

Loren & Kean Law and its client recently prevailed in a four-day construction arbitration. The case involved competing claims where the contractor asserted outstanding monies owed and delay claims, and the owner asserted construction defect claims. Working with its client and its experts, Kyle Ohlenschlaeger and Bruce Loren were able to present a clear case […]

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Amendments to article 2503 C.C.Q.: revolutionizing insurance in Quebec

Introduction The Quebec insurance industry has always been distinct from other Canadian provinces because Quebec insurers are legally required to take up the defence of their insureds and to cover the entire cost of their defence, even in excess of policy limits. These principles set out in arts. 2500 and 2503 of the Civil Code of […]

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Potential impacts of the proposed amendments to the Regulation respecting compensation for adverse effects on wetlands and bodies of water on real estate developers

The purpose of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact is to identify activities that are considered to be of moderate, low or negligible risk. Moderate risk activities that result in environmental impacts and require mitigation measures must be submitted for ministerial authorization. The Environment Quality Act contains specific provisions […]

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Regulatory framework for the reclamation of slightly contaminated soil

In August 2019, several amendments to the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation (“LPRR”) and the Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations (“CSSTS”) came into force to guide and further promote the reclamation of slightly contaminated soil. Several of these new provisions were then repealed and integrated, on December 31, 2020, into the new Regulation respecting the […]

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Impacts of the new Pay Equity Act on the public service and federally regulated companies

On August 31, 2021, the Pay Equity Act, which applies to the federal public service and to federally regulated companies with ten (10) or more employees, will come into force. Adopted in December 2018, it has taken over two years for the regulatory framework necessary for its deployment to be put in place. As a result, […]

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Adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils

On June 28, 2021, the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change announced in a press release the adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils (the “Regulation”), which was subsequently published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on July 7. The establishment of a traceability system is aligned with Action 15 of the Soil Protection and […]

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Langlois Lawyers and Séguin Racine Attorneys join forces

Montréal, August 10, 2021 – Langlois Lawyers is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Séguin Racine Attorneys Ltd., a firm specializing in business transactions, in order to offer a broad range of business law services with expanded capabilities in the following areas of expertise: Securities: Over 60 stock exchange listings completed for Quebec […]

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Recognition of the validity of legal fee reimbursement clauses in a loan contract: principles to keep in mind

Context On April 6, 2021, in its decision in Bank of Nova Scotia v. Davidovit,1 the Quebec Court of Appeal had the opportunity to rule on the validity of a legal fee reimbursement clause contained in a term loan and suretyship contract. In addition to clearly summarizing the law applicable to this type of provision, the Court also reviewed […]

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The challenges of remote work after the pandemic

This article first appeared in French in the June 2021 issue of the Journal des Parcs industriels of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec. At the current vaccination rate, the imminent lifting of restrictions, including those requiring remote work, is a real possibility. Several legitimate questions will then arise for employers. Here are some legal and […]

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Developments regarding Hydro-Québec’s upcoming calls for tenders to supply 780 MW of renewable energy

On July 14, 2021, the Quebec government published, in the Gazette officielle du Québec, the draft Regulation respecting a 480-megawatt block of renewable energy (“Regulation 480”) and the draft Regulation respecting a 300-megawatt block of wind energy (“Regulation 300” and, collectively with Regulation 480, the “Regulations”), as well as the Décret 906-2021 concernant les préoccupations économiques, sociales et environnementales indiquées à la […]

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Florida’s Chapter 558 Procedures For Construction Defect Disputes

In construction defect disputes, owners must comply with certain procedures before filing a lawsuit against a contractor.  These procedures are contained within Florida Statutes Chapter 558.  This newsletter describes the mechanics of Chapter 558 and how a contractor should navigate through it. Chapter 558 applies to “construction defects” resulting from work performed by a contractor, […]

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The challenges of remote work after the pandemic

This article first appeared in French in the June 2021 issue of the Journal des Parcs industriels of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec. At the current vaccination rate, the imminent lifting of restrictions, including those requiring remote work, is a real possibility. Several legitimate questions will then arise for employers. Here are some legal and […]

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