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Myriam Brixi

Myriam Brixi

Partner

Expertise

  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Damage Insurance
  • Insurance

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Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada

Profile

Partner

Myriam Brixi practises in civil and commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of class actions, product liability and insurance law. She has participated in complex class actions raising important legal issues, including a wide range of multi-jurisdictional class actions. The experience she has gained in these major cases has enabled her to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the procedural and strategic aspects of class actions in Canada. Me Brixi is ranked as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada and is recommended for her work in class actions in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Class Action Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch.

In addition, Ms. Brixi represents various insurance companies and their insureds in civil and professional liability matters, particularly in the construction industry.

She is also actively involved in her community. In particular, she has been appointed by the Barreau du Québec to sit on its Committee on Access to Justice and she is the co-chair of the Citizenship and Charters Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch. Based on her involvement in a number of good causes, she was nominated in the Pro Bono/Social Involvement category at the "Leaders of Tomorrow" Gala of the Young Bar of Montreal.

Ms. Brixi was called to the Barreau du Québec in 2010 after obtaining a law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2008. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree and spent a semester at the Université de Rennes I, in France.

Representative mandates 

  • Represented several major financial institutions in class actions alleging price-fixing cartels
  • Represented a major player in the customer loyalty market in a class action concerning its right to amend the general conditions of its rewards program
  • Represented an events promoter in a class action dealing with the scope of its obligations related to the holding of a festival
  • Represented several automobile manufacturers in a number of class actions dealing with manufacturer's liability
  • Represented the largest food processing company in Quebec in a class action concerning manufacturer's liability
  • Represented an electronic products company in a class action conceming manufacturer's liability
  • Represented a retailer of cellphone services in a class action involving the sale of extended warranties
  • Represented a major Japanese company in the Quebec portion of an international class action relating to a price- fixing cartel
  • Represented an energy drink company in a class action involving allegations of false and misleading
  • Represented clinics in a class action related to accessory fees in healthcare services
  • Represented a chemical products distributor in a class action instituted on behalf of the victims of a legionella outbreak in Quebec City
  • Represented a religious congregation in a class action involving allegations of vicarious liability
  • Represented a seaplane base in a class action for noise nuisance and neighborhood disturbances
  • Represented a construction contractor in a class action related to sources of nuisance and neighborhood disturbances
  • Represented a zinc refinery in a class action related to neighborhood disturbances.

Professional and community activities 

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Class Action Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch
  • Co-Chair of the Citizenship and Charters Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch
  • Coach, Pierre-Basile-Mignault Moot Court Competition, UQAM
  • Member of the Committee on Access to Justice of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Young Advocates' Standing Committee of the Quebec chapter of the Advocates' Society
  • Member of the board of directors of the Young Bar of Montreal (2015-16)
  • Head of the Technology and Information Committee of the Young Bar of Montreal (2015-16)
  • Pro Bono legal services for the Fondation Mira
  • Writer for the Research and Legislation Committee
  • Volunteer with the Small Claims Courlis hearing preparation service
  • Volunteer with the Éducaloi justice workshops program

Publications and Lectures

Education

  • J.D., Université de Sherbrooke, 2009
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2008
  • Université de Rennes I, France, 2007
Areas of Practice

Class Actions | Commercial Litigation | Damage Insurance | Insurance | Product Liability | Professional Liability

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Member of the board of directors of the Young Bar Association of Montreal
Finalist in the Pro Bono/Social Involvement Category of the Young Bar Association’s « Tomorrow’s Leaders » Gala
Writer for the Research and Legislation Committee
Volunteer with the Small Claims Court's Hearings Preparation Service
Volunteer in the Justice Workshops Program Éducaloi
Volunteer in the Juripop Moot

Professional Associations

Member, Young Bar Association of Montreal
Member, Canadian Bar Association

Articles

  • Historic Quebec lawsuit against tobacco companies: The Superior Court awards more than $15 billion in damages
  • Consumer law and class actions: Beware of unilateral amendments to contracts involving sequential performance
  • Mandatory mediation at the Small Claims Division: Merchants, be prepared!
  • The warranty of fitness for purpose in consumer law – Court of Appeal judgment
  • Québec’s distinctive class action regime
  • Leave to Appeal by the Defendant at the Authorization Stage of the Class Action: the Québec Court of Appeal Adopts a Restrictive Approach
  • Québec consumer law and the automotive industry:
    keep your hands on the wheel!
  • Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. v. Hydro-Québec | The Supreme Court rules in favour of Hydro-Québec: the interaction between good faith and the scheme of the contract
  • Cyberattack: Superior Court dismisses application for authorization to institute a class action against Yahoo! Inc.
  • A Decision of Interest to the Entertainment Industry

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