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Erik P.
Masse

Lawyer, Partner
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Languages
  • French
  • English
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Mtre Masse is an experienced lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on insurance law, particularly in the area of civil liability (general liability, errors and omissions, manufacturer’s liability).

Many insurers turn to him and trust him to defend their interests and those of their insureds before the courts.
Mtre Masse also focuses his practice on commercial and real estate litigation, injunctions, and shareholder disputes.

Additionally, Mtre Masse holds a private pilot licence and  handles aviation liability and property matters in relation to the Canadian Aviation Regulations or specific statutes. He also acts for aircraft carriers and operators in civil liability disputes and related matters.

Services

Business and Corporate Law
  • Commercial and corporate litigation
  • Real estate law
  • Corporate law and shareholder law
Insurance and Civil Litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Extra-contractual responsibility
  • Manufacturer's responsibility
  • Contractual liability
  • Debt recovery
  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance law
  • Construction law

Training

Barreau du Québec

1998

LL.B.

Université de Montréal
1997

Political science

Université de Montréal
1994

Typical Mandates

Acts for civil liability insurers in actions related to the July 2013 events in Lac-Mégantic.

Acts for insurers in coverage matters involving manufacturers in over 300 U.S. manufacturer liability claims related to cases of asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Defends insurers in numerous civil liability cases.

Defends carriers (ground and air) and aircraft operators in lost cargo and bodily injury claims.

Defends insurers in direct damage cases (coverage, intentional fault, deceitful representations).

Acts for insurers in subrogatory actions.

Is regularly consulted on the validity of insurance contracts and asked to analyze pre-contractual declarations of risk and their effect

Is often asked to assist insurers with claims before a dispute arises (preventive intervention).

Regularly represents insurers and their insureds before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals.

Affiliations & Activities

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Publications

“L’assurance de titres et son implication lors d’une transaction immobilière résidentielle,” in collaboration with Francine Pager, Cours de perfectionnement du notariat 2010, issue 2, Éditions Yvon Blais.

“Y a-t-il des faits qui sont survenus et que vous devez déclarer concernant des condamnations au civil ou au criminel en rapport avec votre demande?,” Bulletin du Droit des assurances, February 2007.

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Teaching

Teaches civil liability at the  Barreau du Québec’s École de formation professionnelle.