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Court grants rescission where no site-specific disclosure

Posted on Oct 24 2016

  In the decision of Raibex Canada Ltd. v ASWR Franchising Corp., released on September 7, 2016, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reiterated franchisors’ obligation to include in their disclosure documents material facts specific to the location of the franchised business. The plaintiffs were franchisees in a franchise system called ‘AllStar Wings and Ribs’.  They brought an action for damages and a motion for partial summary judgment against the franchisor, ASWR Franchising Corp.

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...

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...

Court Of Appeal In Pet Valu: Pre-Sale Disclosure Not Bad Fai...

Court Of Appeal In Pet Valu: Pre-Sale Disclosure Not Bad Faith Conduct
Posted on Feb 4 2016

On January 14, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in the case of 1250264 Ontario Inc. v. Pet Valu Canada Inc.

Material Facts Explained: A Disclosure Document Primer

Material Facts Explained: A Disclosure Document Primer
Posted on Apr 21 2014

This part of the Law Works Disclosure Document Primer Series explains in more detail the “material facts” requirement.

Startup Franchisors’ Inadequate Material Fact Disclosu...

Statrup Franchisors’ Inadequate Material Fact Disclosure
Posted on Feb 13 2014

Watch this short video with Ben Hanuka outlining the problem with inexperienced startup franchisors, including lacking disclosure of material...

Projections, Agreements, Leasing & Background Info: A D...

Projections, Agreements, Leasing & Background Info
Posted on Jan 27 2014

This part of the Law Works Disclosure Document Primer Series examines the projections, all agreements, leasing information and franchisor’s...

Certificate, Financial Statements And Costs: A Disclosure Do...

Certificate, Financial Statements And Costs: A Disclosure Document Primer
Posted on Jan 15 2014

This part of the Law Works Disclosure Document Primer Series examines the franchisor’s certificate, financial statements and setup costs...


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