Éric Hardy’s practice focuses principally on commercial litigation, insurance, civil liability, manufacturer’s liability, class actions, business ethics and corporate litigation and arbitration. He also has considerable experience in professional liability matters as he has represented dentists, doctors, land surveyors, securities brokers and life, health and casualty insurance brokers before the courts. In addition, Mr. Hardy has experience in transnational litigation. He has pleaded before all the courts of Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Hardy acts, mainly in defence, in actions in damages resulting from searches, defamation, bodily injury and property damage. He has also acted in cases relating to contested municipal by‑laws and product liability cases. Mr. Hardy is consulted frequently on insurance policy coverage issues. He has represented local and international insurers, including Lloyd’s.
Some years ago, he acted in a major file in which an attempt was made to penetrate banking secrecy in a tax haven. He also acted recently in a major class action involving compulsive gambling in which he represented a manufacturer of video lottery terminals.
Mr. Hardy acted as Québec chair of our students committee for five years.
As an FCAR and Commonwealth Scholar at Queen Mary College, University of London, Mr. Hardy studied intellectual property, information technology and comparative law. Upon being called to the Bar, he joined another large Montreal law firm as a litigation lawyer. In 1992, he joined our Québec office.