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Joinder of multiple actions against a manufacturer

Jessica Gauthier
July 2018 Stein Monast, Quebec

In Industrielle Alliance, assurances auto et habitation inc. vs. Usines Giant inc.1, the Court had to rule on the procedural validity of a joinder of multiple claims, all involving the same water-heater manufacturer, Giant, in a single legal action.

Industrielle Alliance, duly subrogated in the rights of its insureds, had in fact instituted a legal action by combining 15 losses at separate properties, in separate cities, between 2015 and 2017.

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