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On May 3, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released an important decision in the case of Addison Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Ltd. about the liability of franchisors’ associates for bad faith conduct. The appeal was from the decision of a judge on a motion to strike under rule 21 of the Rules of Civil Procedure. The motion judge dismissed the franchisees’ claim against GM Canada’s parent company, GM US, for breach of the duty of good faith.
The legal characteristics of a franchise agreement are different from normal commercial contracts in that they are “contracts of adhesion”.
The Ontario Court of Appeal released an interesting decision recently in a case involving the enforceability of a non-competition covenant in a...
Note: This article, authored by Ben Hanuka, was published earlier this month in the US-based Hotel Business Review.
In an earlier article posted on the Law Works Franchise Blog on July 27, 2014, Seven Tips for (Experienced) Franchisees When Buying a Franchise,...
If you are an experienced franchisee looking to purchase a franchised business, chances are that, this time around, you are looking to engage in...