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Supreme Court declines to hold rioters solidarily liable for damaging police cars

Friday, June 08, 2018 @ 12:49 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court has shed light on when solidary liability attaches to wrongful acts under the Civil Code of Québec (CCQ) in a decision which holds 6-1 that rioters who contributed to damaging municipal police cars during a 2008 Montreal hockey riot can only be held liable for the specific damage each caused to a given car, and not for the total damages caused by all the rioters in respect of that car.

Justice Clément Gascon’s majority ruling June 8 (the lone dissenter was Justice Suzanne...