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Resounding Victory for Abuse of Process by DS Décarie Lawyers

01 August 2023 - Canada 1 min read

Sophie-Anne Décarie, managing partner of the Gatineau office of DS Décarie Lawyers, successfully represented a group of defendants being sued by plaintiffs who claimed they had acquired part of the defendants’ lot by prescription. 

Ms. Décarie was not only successful in having the claim for acquisitive prescription dismissed, but secured a declaration for abuse of process and reimbursement of extrajudicial fees as well. The court also awarded $20,000 in punitive damages to deter the plaintiffs from continuing the behaviour deemed abusive and allowed the counterclaim for damages in the amount of $12,500 for trouble and inconvenience.

Such judgments are rare, making this an even greater source of pride. In fact, the court noted the quality of the work of the DS Décarie Lawyers team in the judgment itself. Thanks to the excellent work of Ms. Décarie and her team, the defendants are hoping this declaration of abuse of process will put an end to a legal saga that has gone on for some 20 years.

Congratulations to Sophie-Anne Décarie and her team on this great victory!


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