Mr Gregory B Bordan

Gregory B Bordan


Product Regulation & Liability

Manufacturers Can Never Rely on Ignorance of a Defect as Their Sole Defence
Canada | 07 February 2008

The Supreme Court of Canada recently rendered a landmark decision on sellers’ and manufacturers’ liability in Quebec. The judgment confirms the difficulty manufacturers and other professional vendors will have relying on exclusion or limitation of liability clauses to escape liability for the consequences of latent defects in their products, even when they are dealing with sophisticated buyers.