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Our firm acts regularly in large, complex and high-stakes litigation or arbitration, in matters of vital importance to our clients. We are there to counsel and to  represent our clients, and to defend their interests, whether before the courts of justice or arbitration tribunals, or by way of negotiation or mediation. 

Injunction proceedings

Our practice brings us to plead frequently requests for injunctions, on both the demand and defence sides, in all sectors of the law.

Bell Canada v. Vidéotron s.e.n.c.,2015 QCCS 1884 (C.S.M.: 500-17-087821-156and 500-17-087822-154): We represented Vidéotron s.e.n.c. in injunction proceedingsbrought by Bell to restrain thedistribution and broadcastingof certain advertisementduring the 2015 National Hockey League playoffs. Bell invoked amongst others the Competition Act, the Consumer Protection Act and the Trade-marks Act. We obtained the dismissal of the provisional injunction requested by Bell (2015 QCCS 1884). The proceedings are following their course and the next important step is the hearing on the interlocutory injunction.

IMS Health Canada Inc. v. Think Business Insights Ltd., 2013 QCCS 16: We obtained the dismissal of the injunction proceedings brought by a competitor in an attempt to restrain our client from engaging in certain activities.

Valeurs mobilières Desjardins Inc. v. Lambert, 2009 QCCS 4278: We secured orders on behalf of Desjardins Securities preventing two ex-employees and RBC Dominion Securities from disclosing confidential information and from soliciting their clients.

Transcontinental inc. v. Publications TVA inc., 2005 QCCA 786We obtained an order for an interlocutory injunction to force a competitor to cease providing printing and pre-printing services in respect of a magazine. We also obtained the dismissal of the request for permission to appeal the order.

Câblage QMI inc. v. Société en commandite Bell ExpressVu, [2002] R.D.I. 466, J.E. 2002-1054 (S.C.): We sought and obtained for Câblage QMI an injunction and safeguard orders preventing Bell from accessing our client’s cable network without permission.

C.R.K.C. Realties Inc. v. Carsley, 2003 CanLII 19053 (QC SC): We obtained the dismissal of a request for injunction aiming to postpone the annual shareholders’ meeting of the corporation.

Domtar v. Hydro-Québec, R-3820-2012, D-2012-162 and D-2013-058: Securing the issuance of a provisional injunction, a safeguard order and obtaining a final judgment from the Régie de l’énergie (Quebec Energy Board), to prevent the dismissal of a bid for illegal reasons, in a program for the purchase of electricity produced by cogeneration from residual forest biomass.