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

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 grounds relieving parties of their obligations.  Franchise transactions are under stress - prospective and recently signed-up franchisees are scrutinizing their pending deals.  Franchise law gives them a unique legal tool that has so far been rarely used: rescission under section 6(1) within 60 days of receipt of a disclosure document. What is the legal test?

Franchise Litigation Preliminary Checklist

Business lawyer team. Working together of lawyer in the meeting.
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

Lawyer speaking with client while referring to document.
Posted on Jan 27 2020

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

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.

British Columbia case involving Blenz Coffee allows pleading...

Posted on Nov 13 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works  Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works In Taylor v.

When Does The Franchise Two-Year Rescission Period Start Fro...

Court dismisses franchisor’s injunction application because of weak evidence of irreparable harm
Posted on Nov 12 2019

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on September 20, 2019, under the title, “Start your engines:...

Ontario Court dismissed summary judgment motion by Paramount...

Posted on Oct 1 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 2462192 Ontario Ltd. v.

Ontario Court rules that a court pleading is not a franchise...

small claims court cases
Posted on Sep 18 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In the case of 2352392 Ontario Inc. et al. v.

Seven Tips for Negotiating an Area Development Agreement

Posted on Jun 25 2019

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C.


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