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2018 Year in Review and Trends for 2019

Posted on Dec 15 2018

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. 2018 was a busy year in Canadian franchise disputes. Based on the court decisions in 2018, the trend shows that franchisees’ claim are increasingly more difficult to prove. Law Works has analyzed 16 franchise court decisions that are summarized on the Law Works Franchise Law Blog in 2018 based on these types of claims: (1) rescission, (2) misrepresentation, (3) injunction, (4) damages and (5) class action. Here are the trends that we have observed: 1.

Court Dismisses Injunction Applications About Termination of...

dairy queen franchise injunction
Posted on Nov 20 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 526901 B.C. Ltd. v. Dairy Queen Canada Inc.

Quebec Court Certifies Franchise Class Action Against Jean-C...

sopropharm pharmacy against jean-coutu group
Posted on Nov 15 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Sopropharm c. Jean-Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

Quebec Court Finds Competing Cafeteria Is Not a “Specialit...

Quebec Court Finds Café Vasanti Cafeteria Is Not a Second Cup “Speciality Coffee Shop”
Posted on Nov 8 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Second Cup Ltd. c. 8702934 Canada Inc.

Ontario Court Strikes Down Parts of Proposed Class Actions a...

tim hortons franchise lawsuit
Posted on Oct 20 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 1523428 Ontario Inc./JB&M Walker Ltd. v.

Quebec Court Finds Franchisor Breached Exclusive Territory R...

Voyage Vasco travel agency breached territory rights
Posted on Oct 7 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 9107-5382 Québec inc. c. Voyage Vasco inc.

Enforcing Performance Standards in Franchise Agreements

performance standards franchise agreement
Posted on Sep 15 2018

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily on September 7, 2018. Click here to view the published article.

Mediation Precondition in Arbitration Clause is Key to Limit...

Posted on Apr 25 2018

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. In PQ Licensing S.A. v. LPQ Central Canada Inc.

Court Dismisses Franchisor’s Injunction Application becaus...

Court dismisses franchisor’s injunction application because of weak evidence of irreparable harm
Posted on Apr 15 2018

Author: Anthony Pugh, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka In 10313033 Canada Inc. v. 2418973 Ontario Inc.


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