Myriam Brixi

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Myriam Brixi practises in civil and commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of class actions, product liability and insurance law. Ms. Brixi has participated in complex class actions raising important legal issues including a wide range of multi-jurisdictional class actions. The experience she has gained in these major cases has enabled her to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the procedural and strategic aspects of class actions in Canada. She is also a member of the executive Committee of the Class Action Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch.

In addition, Ms. Brixi represents various insurance companies and their insureds in civil and professional liability matters, particularly in the construction industry.

Ms. Brixi is also actively involved in her community. In particular, she has been appointed by the Barreau du Québec to sit on its Committee on Access to Justice and she is the co-chair of the Citizenship and Charters Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch. Based on her involvement in a number of good causes, she was nominated in the Pro Bono/Social Involvement category at the “Leaders of Tomorrow” Gala of the Young Bar of Montreal.

Ms. Brixi was called to the Barreau du Québec in 2010 after obtaining a law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2008. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree and spent a semester at the Université de Rennes I, in France.

Representative mandates 

  • Represented several major financial institutions in class actions alleging a price-fixing cartel
  • Represented a major player in the customer loyalty market in a class action concerning its right to amend the general conditions of its rewards program
  • Represented an events promoter in a class action dealing with the scope of its obligations related to the holding of a festival
  • Represented several automobile manufacturers in a number of class actions dealing with manufacturer’s liability
  • Represented the largest food processing company in Quebec in a class action concerning manufacturer’s liability
  • Represented an electronic products company in a class action concerning manufacturer’s liability
  • Represented a retailer of cellphone services in a class action involving the sale of extended warranties
  • Represented a major Japanese company in the Quebec portion of an international class action relating to a price-fixing cartel
  • Represented an energy drink company in a class action involving allegations of false and misleading representations
  • Represented clinics in a class action related to accessory fees in healthcare services
  • Represented a chemical products distributor in a class action instituted on behalf of the victims of a legionella outbreak in Quebec City
  • Represented a religious congregation in a class action involving allegations of vicarious liability
  • Represented a seaplane base in a class action for noise nuisance and neighborhood disturbances
  • Represented a construction contractor in a class action related to sources of nuisance and neighborhood disturbances
  • Represented a zinc refinery in a class action related to neighborhood disturbances.

Professional and community activities 

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Class Action Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch
  • Co-Chair of the Citizenship and Charters Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch
  • Coach, Pierre-Basile-Mignault Moot Court Competition, UQAM  
  • Member of the Committee on Access to Justice of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee of the Quebec chapter of the Advocates’ Society
  • Member of the board of directors of the Young Bar of Montreal (2015-16)
  • Head of the Technology and Information Committee of the Young Bar of Montreal (2015-16)
  • Pro Bono legal services for the Fondation Mira
  • Writer for the Research and Legislation Committee
  • Volunteer with the Small Claims Court's hearing preparation service
  • Volunteer with the Éducaloi Justice workshops program  

Publications and Lectures

Education

  • J.D., Université de Sherbrooke, 2009
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2008
  • Université de Rennes I, France, 2007
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2010

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec’s Committee on Access to Justice
  • Member of the Young Bar of Montréal
  • Member of the Advocates’ Society
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association 
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