Published on: July 24, 2013
Article number: 200087

Lawsuit against DuProprio Inc. – Concerned by the decision of the Court, the OACIQ is assessing its options

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Brossard (Québec), July 24, 2013 – On July 19, the OACIQ received from the Superior Court of Québec, chaired by the Honourable François Huot, a judgment confirming the one rendered in November 2011 by the Court of Quebec, acquitting DuProprio Inc. of the six (6) charges laid against the company.

“It is obvious that we are disappointed by this judgement. We strongly believe that DuProprio committed several violations to the Real Estate Brokerage Act, and this is why we are going to consider all the options available to us carefully before taking any further actions”, said Mr. Robert Nadeau, President and Chief Executive officer of the OACIQ.

Concerned about the impact such a ruling may have on the protection of buyers and sellers of properties, the OACIQ is assessing the actions to be taken and is considering every possible options in response to this verdict.

Remember that in its lawsuit initiated in 2009, the OACIQ contested DuProprio’s marketing methods on the grounds that they led to believe that the company was authorized to perform real estate brokerage acts, despite having no licence to do so. The Organization appealed the decision in December 2011.

“Unlike real estate brokers, DuProprio does not offer any of the protection provided under the Real Estate Brokerage Act. It is important that consumers know this when engaging in the most important transaction in their life”, concluded Mr. Nadeau.

You may view the judgment of the Superior Court of Québec (OACIQ vs. DuProprio inc.).

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Source: OACIQ

Information:

Stéphanie Fournier – Media Relations
Tel.: 450 462-9800 or 1 800 440-7170, ext. 8693
stfournier@oaciq.com
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