A resourceful and dedicated litigator, Joseph-Anaël works with clients to resolve disputes quickly and successfully.
Joseph-Anaël specializes in all aspects of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on health law, public law, and commercial and class action disputes.
In the summer of 2016, Joseph-Anaël was seconded to Air Canada through our Student Secondment Program.
Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec
Acted for the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ) in defence of a class action relating to fees charged to patients. The group representatives allege that the FMSQ prompted its members to charge certain fees to insured patients in violation of the Health Insurance Act.
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust Inc.
Acting for Egale Canada, Canada's only national non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, in an action before the Québec Superior Court to invalidate eleven provisions of the Civil Code of Québec that discriminate against trans and intersex individuals and their children.
Wärtsilä Canada Inc.
Acted for Wärtsilä Canada Inc., a Finnish based engineering firm, before the Supreme Court of Canada in connection with a product liability litigation arising out of the manufacture and supply of marine engines and associated equipment.
Beauward Real Estate Inc., Schokbeton Inc. and Saramac Inc.
Acting for Beauward Real Estate Inc., Schokbeton Inc. and Saramac Inc. with investigations by the Québec Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit and the Québec Revenue Agency on various allegations of fraud, bribery of public officials, fraud on the government, tax offences, and breach of trust.
Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Acting for Giant Tiger Stores Limited in its defence of multiple class proceedings commenced across Canada (including Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Québec and the Federal Court) relating to alleged price-fixing of commercial bread products in Canada at the wholesale and retail levels.
Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec
Acting for the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec in a number of important disputes with the Ministre de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (Québec's Ministry of Health).
MSG Lac Mirabel s.e.c., Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) IV Mirabel Trust and others
Acted for MSG Lac Mirabel s.e.c., Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) IV Mirabel Trust and others in defence of a $55-million lawsuit with respect to an alleged agreement for the purchase and sale of a 7.2-million square foot site in Mirabel, Québec, on which a large shopping centre and residential project are now underway.
Acting for Denso Corporation (and related entities) in its defence of dozens of class actions commenced across Canada alleging anti-competitive conduct in respect of the sale of various automotive parts, including contested certification proceedings and with respect to cross-border issues arising out of parallel U.S. class actions.
Cast Steel Products (Canada) Ltd. and Cast Steel Products (US) Ltd.
Acted for Cast Steel Products (Canada) Ltd. and Cast Steel Products (US) Ltd. (CSP) in connection with their litigation against one of their independent sales contractors and certain third parties for having illegally appropriated and made use of confidential commercially sensitive information concerning CSP business and clients.
Can the State Be Held Liable for Neighbourhood Disturbances?
June 17, 2020 - In Maltais c Procureure générale du Québec, 2020 QCCA 715, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered an important decision regarding Crown liability. Its decision clarifies whether the regime of no-fault liability for neighbourhood disturbances applies to the government. It also contains...
In the News
George Pollack and Michael Lubetsky Reflect on Landmark Maritime Law Ruling in Canadian Lawyer and Lawyer’s Daily
Dec. 11, 2019 - Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in Desgagnés Transport Inc. v Wärtsilä Canada Inc., George Pollack and Michael Lubetsky, who represented the respondent defendants along with Joseph-Anaël Lemieux, spoke to Canadian Lawyer and The Lawyer’s Daily to share...
Desgagnés Transport v Wärtsilä Canada: Canadian Maritime Law Enters Uncharted Waters
Dec. 04, 2019 - The Supreme Court of Canada has plotted a new course for Canadian maritime law in Desgagnés Transport v Wärtsilä Canada, 2019 SCC 58. Distinguishing over 30 years of precedent, the Court held that provincial legislation that regulates private law matters (such as the Civil Code of...
Québec Increases Minimum Age for Cannabis Consumption to 21
Nov. 12, 2019 - The Québec government recently ratified an Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis (Act), marking its latest action to impose stricter rules on cannabis consumption than those set out by the federal government. Beginning on January 1, 2020, persons under the age of 21 will be prohibited...
Québec Superior Court Enforces Right to Collective Bargaining of State Employees
Oct. 08, 2019 - The Québec Superior Court (QSC) recently struck down as unconstitutional back-to-work legislation (Bill 127 1 ) aimed at the Québec government’s advocates and notaries. The decision, released on September 18, 2019, builds on the recent case law of the Supreme Court of Canada which declared that...
Québec Court Rules Restriction on Growing Cannabis at Home Is Unconstitutional
Sept. 10, 2019 - As a result of a recent decision of the Québec Superior Court (QSC) in Murray Hall c. Procureure générale du Québec 1 , residents in Québec are no longer prohibited from growing or possessing cannabis plants at home for personal purposes. Under the Cannabis Regulation Act 2 ,...
Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide for Employers
Oct. 19, 2018 - With the legalization of recreational cannabis as of October 17, 2018, Canadian employers must be prepared to understand their rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis their employees. Substance and Drug Use Policy Employers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...