Gasco Goodhue St-Germain wins appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada


On October 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in the matter of Montreal (City) v. Dorval (2017 SCC 48). The Court held that the recourse brought against the City, in its capacity as principal of the police officers, by the family members of a woman murdered by her former spouse after having reported death threats she had received from him to the police, was subject to a prescription (“limitation period”) of three (3) years pursuant to article 2930 CCQ and not six (6) months under section 586 of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR c. C-19).

The family members are represented by François Joubert, Andrée-Ann Robert and Ronald W. Silverson of our firm.