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Court Boosts Arbitral Agreements

Posted on Mar 31 2017

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, originally appears in the March 31, 2017, issue of The Lawyers Weekly. Click here to view the full article. In Haas v Gunasekaram, a decision released by the Ontario Court of Appeal in October 2016, the court decided that a shareholder’s dispute - even where many of the allegations involved precontractual misrepresentation and fraud - fell within the scope of the arbitration agreement that was contained in the shareholder’s agreement.

Franchisee Cannot Escape Paying Additional Rent Under Sublea...

franchisee cannot escape paying extra rest at court
Posted on Mar 27 2017

Author: Gleb Matushansky, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C.           Editorial Committee: Law Works P.C.

Another Ontario Case Shows the Need for Franchisors to Provi...

showing the need for the franchisors to provide a record of disclosure, law works can help.
Posted on Feb 8 2017

Author: Evan Ivkovic, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C. Editorial Committee: Law Works P.C.

Rescission Claims And Damages

Rescission Claims And Damages
Posted on May 24 2016

Rescission under Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, and comparable franchise disclosure legislation in other provinces, is...

Getting Out Of A Franchise Agreement: Termination And Damage...

Getting Out Of A Franchise Agreement
Posted on May 3 2016

The legal characteristics of a franchise agreement are different from normal commercial contracts in that they are “contracts of adhesion”.

Damages Actions For Misrepresentation And Failure To Comply ...

Damages Actions For Misrepresentation
Posted on Feb 8 2016

Other than rescission, Ontario and the four other Canadian provincial franchise statutes (Alberta, PEI, New Brunswick and Manitoba) provide for...

Not All Complaints By Franchisees Are Legitimate

Not All Complaints By Franchisees Are Legitimate
Posted on May 9 2014

Identifying ‘material facts’ is important to franchisors and franchisees because all material facts are required under the Arthur Wishart Act...


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