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Marie-Claude Cantin

Marie-Claude Cantin

Partner

Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada

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Partner

Ms. Cantin is a partner at Lavery and a member of Lavery?s Insurance Litigation group. Her practice is focused on insurance law including questions related to financial products and services and civil litigation.

She is coordinator of Lavery?s Financial Products and Services group. She was also the coordinator of Lavery?s Insurance Litigation group and Construction Law group.

Ms. Cantin is regularly retained to handle cases in the areas of construction involving insurance issues. She also handles professional liability cases, especially in connection with sustainable development projects. Her practice includes product liability, she is retained by insurers and manufacturers in Canada and elsewhere. She has extensive experience representing clients in complex matters before the civil courts and in alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation.

She represents several insurers in major loss cases involving fires, acting for subrogees and defendant insurers. She also represented an insurer before the Court of Appeal to obtain a ruling allowing insurers to henceforth involve, by forced intervention, third parties potentially liable for a claim, even if the insurer has denied its insured?s claim.

Publications

  • Builders' Risk Insurance: Interpreting the Usual Faulty Workmanship and "LEG" Exclusions in connection with Ledcor and Acciona, March 2018
  • An obiter of the Quebec Court of Appeal makes its way up to the Supreme Court of Canada, November 2016
  • Wellington type motions seeking to order a CGL insurer to take up the defence of its insured, October 2016
  • Legal newsletter for real estate and construction professionals, Number 10, May 2015
  • Cooling towers and asbestos: new obligations for owners, tenants, managers and employers, June 2014
  • Building safety ? New onerous obligations for owners, April 2013

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval, 1989
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

She has represented many insurers in major fire cases acting for subrogated insurers and for defendant insurers.
She has represented an insurer before the Court of Appeal to obtain a ruling allowing insurers, henceforth, to involve, by forced intervention, third parties potentially liable for a claim, even if the insurer had denied its insured’s claim.



Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys


Professional Activities and Experience

Accolades
  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Lexpert 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyer 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020

Articles

  • Building Safety – New Onerous Obligations for Owners
  • Cooling Towers and Asbestos: New Obligations for Owners, Tenants, Managers and Employers
  • A Heads-up on Asbestos!
  • Wellington type motions seeking to order a CGL insurer to take up the defence of its insured
  • An obiter of the Québec Court of Appeal makes its way up to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Builders’ Risk Insurance: Interpreting the Usual Faulty Workmanship and “LEG” Exclusions in connection with Ledcor and Acciona

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