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Dentons | Canada | 16 Oct 2018

Contractor imprisoned for manslaughter: a first in Quebec legal history

An excavation contractor who was found guilty of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by


Langlois Lawyers LLP | Canada | 18 Sep 2018

Construction Contractor Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for the Death of an Employee!

On March 2, 2018 we discussed a judgment rendered by the Court of Québec which found construction contractor Sylvain Fournier guilty of manslaughter


Grillo Barristers Personal Injury Lawyers | Canada | 10 Sep 2018

Establishing who is at fault in a Chain Reaction car accident

When an accident involves multiple vehicles, it can be extremely difficult to establish fault. Each insurance company involved is trying their best


Dentons | Canada | 27 Feb 2018

Jail term upheld on appeal in criminal negligence case against Metron project manager

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld the criminal negligence conviction and jail term imposed on a project manager for Metron Construction.


Ius Laboris | Canada | 21 Feb 2018

Occupational Health and Safety in Canada: The Year in Review

This article looks back on a tumultuous 2017 for occupational health and safety (‘OHS’) in Canada, with many legislative changes and important


Dentons | Canada | 15 Aug 2017

Citing unfairness: court throws out criminal negligence charge against boom truck operator

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered a criminal negligence charge against a boom truck operator who pleaded guilty to an Occupational Health and Safety Act charge in a case involving a workplace fatality.


Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | USA, Cyprus | 20 Dec 2016

Court reaffirms principle of awarding damages on degree of liability basis

A recent decision of the Larnaca District Court reaffirms the well-established principle that punitive and exemplary damages can be awarded on the


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 9 Dec 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Manslaughter Charges - An Important Reminder for Employers and Supervisors

On October 31, 2016, the Québec Superior Court issued its decision in R v. Fournier, concluding that a business owner’s breach of occupational health


Baumgartner Mächler | Switzerland | 9 Nov 2016

Seaplane pilot found guilty of manslaughter

Two pilots X and Y met in Switzerland where X gave a presentation on flying seaplanes in Canada. Y was an experienced pilot with more than 13,500


Torkin Manes LLP | Canada | 19 Sep 2016

Jail Time for Health & Safety Violations - Peter Straszynski - Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

In a landmark decision released in January 2016, the Ontario Court sentenced a project manager to 3.5 years in prison in relation to a scaffold

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