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Associate Anthony Pugh

Anthony Pugh is an Associate at Law Works practising in the areas of corporate/commercial and franchise law and dispute resolution. He originally joined Law Works in January 2018 as a Student-at-Law and was called to the Ontario Bar in October 2018.

Anthony has experience in all aspects of the firm’s franchise and commercial litigation practice. This includes representing clients in motions court and at pre-trials, conducting examinations for discovery, and negotiating on behalf of clients. Anthony has also recently represented a franchisor in a four-day trial in a disclosure-related dispute.

Anthony obtained his J.D. from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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Ontario court awards rescission on resale but heavily reduces damages award

In 1901709 Ontario Inc. et al. v. Dakin News Systems Inc., a November 10, 2022, decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the court ruled that...

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Mixed results in Newfoundland and Labrador trial involving franchisee takeover dispute

By: Anthony Pugh, Law Works Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works   In 55668 Newfoundland and Labrador Limited v. Sullivan, a decision of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland...

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The most important corporate/commercial decisions of 2021

The most important corporate/commercial decisions of 2021 in Canada: Cineplex v. Cineworld, Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey, and more.

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Tokyo Smoke franchisor did not act in bad faith but wrongfully terminated franchise

In a franchise dispute involving a Tokyo Smoke cannabis store, the court upheld a lower court’s finding that the franchisor wrongly terminated the franchise agreement and sublease, but overturned the lower court’s finding that the franchisor acted...

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Ontario court rules in favour of Harvey’s in franchise expiration/renewal dispute

The court dismissed a motion by the plaintiff franchisee, FPMG Hospitality Inc., for an interlocutory injunction refraining the franchisor, Harvey's, from enforcing a notice of expiration of...

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Scandalous allegations of former Shoppers Drug Mart franchisee struck out: BC Court

By: Anthony Pugh Editor: Ben Hanuka In Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. v. Mang, a May 14, 2021, decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the court struck...

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