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Ontario Court Upholds Validity of Franchise Release in a Settlement

Posted on May 14 2020

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works In New Vision Renaissance MX Ltd. v. The Symposium Café Inc., the Ontario Superior Court held that a release that the plaintiff franchisees signed was enforceable.  The court relied on the ‘Tutor Time’ exemption to section 11 of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, which prohibits waivers by a franchisee of statutory rights.  The court held that the release was a complete defence to the franchisees’ rescission claim.

A Checklist for Franchise Causes of Action – Statutory Cla...

Most claims appear to center around rescission based on allegations of failure to provide a disclosure document
Posted on Apr 24 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on March 13, 2020, under the same title.

Does the Suspension of Limitation Periods Apply to Statutory...

Posted on Apr 24 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on April 6, 2020, under the same title.

Beyond Force Majeure: Pulling out of a Deal With a 60-Day Re...

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Posted on Apr 3 2020

By Ben Hanuka With the unfolding crisis, the commercial Bar across Canada is naturally dealing with contractual and common law...

Franchise Basics – Non-Compete Covenants

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Posted on Feb 20 2020

In this short introductory video, Ben Hanuka discusses some of the factors to analyze if a non-compete covenant is enforceable.

Franchise Litigation Preliminary Checklist

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Posted on Feb 6 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on January 20, 2020, under the same title.

Statutory Damages in Franchise Disputes

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Posted on Jan 27 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on January 20, 2020, under the same title.

Franchise Basics – the Operating Manual and Franchise Agre...

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Posted on Jan 20 2020

In this short introductory video, Ben Hanuka discusses a franchise operating manual, the contents of the manual, and potential friction between the...

Franchise Case Highlights for 2019

Posted on Dec 17 2019

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on December 11, 2019, under the same title.


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