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Quebec notaries, lawyers lose legal battle against title insurers

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 2:13 PM | By Luis Millan

The governing bodies of the Quebec legal and notary professions lost a suit against American-based insurers after Quebec Superior Court held that they did not overstep their bounds in preparing, registering and discharging mortgages on real estate.

Sylvain Lussier, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLPIn an eagerly awaited decision that highlights the growing impact of technology on the legal profession, Justice Chantal Chatelaine held that insurers that offer title insurance do not practise law, do not provide legal opinions and do not prepare or draw up mortgages....