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June 2017

Appointment to the Court of Québec

On June 7, Patrick Choquette, lawyer and partner in our firm, was appointed to the Civil Division of the Court of Québec for the District of Joliette.

June 2017

Muslim Schools of Montreal v. Djemila Benhabib

The Quebec Court of Appeal granted Djemila Benhabib's Motion to Dismiss the Appeal and dismissed the appeal of the Muslim Schools of Montreal, on the basis that any such appeal is devoid of any merit.

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PFD | Construction

Brief overview of pay-if-paid clauses

Pay-if-paid clauses are increasingly common in construction contracts. Their aim is to protect a general contractor in the case of a late payment or default by the client. Indeed, when a pay-if-paid clause is included in a contract between a general contractor and its subcontractors, the contractor avoids having to make advanced payments for the work undertaken by subcontractors until it receives payment from the client.

PFD | Intellectual property

The Quebec Court of Appeal delivers a key ruling in private international law in relation to trademark protection

In a precedent setting matter, the Quebec Court of Appeal unanimously granted an appeal filed by CGAO, an import-export agricultural-equipment company based in France, and quashed a decision from the Quebec Superior Court dismissing the CGAO's Motion to Dismiss an action for lack of jurisdiction.