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Centre de santé dentaire Gendron Delisle inc. v. La Personnelle, assurances générales inc.

The Court of Appeal confirmed the dismissal of the demand to authorize a class action on the basis of a business interruption claim as a result of COVID-19.

Key takeaway

The decision of the Court of Appeal is significant as it confirms that the governmental orders forcing the temporary closing of business do not trigger the standard business interruption insurance policies in Québec. This is the first appeal ruling on COVID-19 and business interruption losses in Canada.

The defendants were represented by lawyers from BLG's Class Action team.