Theft or loss of a credit card: Who has the burden of proof?

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This publication was authored by Luc Thibaudeau, former partner of Lavery and now judge in the Civil Division of the Court of Québec, District of Longueuil.

Lavery keeps a close eye on developments in consumer law. Its leading-edge expertise in the retail trade and class actions has been pointed out many times by people involved in the field. Lavery is committed to keeping the business community informed about this issue by regularly publishing bulletins dealing with case law and legislative developments that could affect, influence and even change business practices. This bulletin discusses a recent Court of Québec decision concerning the liability of a credit card holder in the event of the theft of his card as well as the legislative changes on this issue proposed by Bill 24.

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