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EXTINCTIVE PRESCRIPTION - Civil Code of Québec - 3 years - Action to enforce personal right - Starting point - When right of action arises

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 12:57 PM  

Appeal by Pellerin Savitz LLP (Pellerin) from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal setting aside in part a decision that concluded that Pellerin’s action for recovery of professional fees was prescribed and ordering the client, Guindon, to pay one invoice, dated March 1, 2012. In September 2011, Guindon retained the services of Pellerin to represent him in litigation. The parties entered into a fee agreement providing, among other things, that invoices would be payable within 30 days. On October 5, 2011, Pellerin sent the...