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Jean-Pierre
Baldassare

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Languages
  • French
  • English
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Jean-Pierre Baldassare has 30 years of experience as a litigator before the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal.

He acts mainly for insurers and is regularly asked to defend the interests of their insureds in professional liability disputes involving chartered professional accountants, trustees in bankruptcy and financial planners.

He also focuses his practice on municipal and commercial general liability.

Services

Municipal Law
  • Municipal responsibility
Business and Corporate Law
Insurance and Civil Litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Insurance law

Training

LL.L.

Université de Sherbrooke
1988

Typical Mandates

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Professional liability of accountants

Defended a firm of chartered professional accountants sued by an investor who alleged that he had been misled by audited financial statements.

Defended a professional chartered accountant in a professional liability action for failing to apply for tax credits on behalf of his client.

Defended a chartered accountant in a liability action on the grounds that he overestimated the price paid for a company’s shares.

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Professional liability of trustees in bankruptcy

Represented a trustee in bankruptcy in a professional liability suit respecting the continuation of a bankrupt’s business.

Represented a trustee in bankruptcy sued by a third party alleging that due to the bankrupt’s actions, he lost a major business opportunity.

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Municipal liability

Represented a municipality sued in damages by an industrial concern for failing to issue a certificate confirming that its project was in compliance with municipal bylaws.

Represented the fire department of a municipality charged with failing to have fought a fire in accordance with good practices.

Represented city councillors sued for defamation further to a resolution adopted by the city council delaying the issuance of a certificate confirming that an industrial project was in compliance with municipal bylaws.

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Product liability

Represented a fire protection firm sued jointly with the manufacturer in a number of cases involving premature product wear.

Affiliations & Activities

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chartered professional accountants as part of their training entitled “La poursuite en responsabilité civile professionnelle: l’importance d’une bonne tenue de dossier.” [Professional civil liability proceedings: The importance of good record-keeping].