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On July 4, 2017, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision in Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited about an appeal from a dismissal of a class action trial against General Motors of Canada by a group of its terminated franchisees/dealers. In the trial, the judge dismissed the class action against GM on the basis that the terminated dealers signed releases in favour of GM as part of an overall termination agreement, and that those releases were legally valid.
This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyers Daily on July 7, 2017, under the title “Courts struggle for balance...
This article, written by Ben Hanuka, originally appears in the May 31, 2017, issue of The Lawyers Daily. Click here to view the full article.
By Ben Hanuka This decision of the Court of Appeal from September 2016, dealt with a motion by General Motors of Canada Ltd.