JUTRAS, D. « Quebec » in Pure Economic Loss: New Horizons in Comparative Law, Mauro Bussani and Vernon Valentine Palmer, ed. Routledge-Cavendish 2008, Pages 114–133
Posted: 9 Aug 2016
Date Written: July 28, 2008
The author summarizes Quebec’s “liberal” regime of tort under the Civil Code of Quebec, which rests on a unitary general clause of liability, with a focus on how pure economic losses are addressed. As the clause is open-ended, there is no a priori obstacle to the compensation of pure economic loss in Quebec. The author provides nine case studies to illustrate how Quebec might approach the various issues of pure economic loss in extracontractual liability. The author concludes that losses are often treated as compensable in principle, and the scope of liability is controlled through an examination of the causal link between the fault and the injury.
Keywords: Tort, Quebec, Law, Pure Economic Loss
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