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2018 Year in Review and Trends for 2019

Posted on Dec 15 2018

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. 2018 was a busy year in Canadian franchise disputes. Based on the court decisions in 2018, the trend shows that franchisees’ claim are increasingly more difficult to prove. Law Works has analyzed 16 franchise court decisions that are summarized on the Law Works Franchise Law Blog in 2018 based on these types of claims: (1) rescission, (2) misrepresentation, (3) injunction, (4) damages and (5) class action. Here are the trends that we have observed: 1.

Court Dismisses Injunction Applications About Termination of...

dairy queen franchise injunction
Posted on Nov 20 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 526901 B.C. Ltd. v. Dairy Queen Canada Inc.

Quebec Court Certifies Franchise Class Action Against Jean-C...

sopropharm pharmacy against jean-coutu group
Posted on Nov 15 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Sopropharm c. Jean-Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

Ontario Court Strikes Down Parts of Proposed Class Actions a...

tim hortons franchise lawsuit
Posted on Oct 20 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 1523428 Ontario Inc./JB&M Walker Ltd. v.

Franchise Supplier’s Duty of Care Does Not Extend to Econo...

franchise supplier
Posted on Jun 20 2018

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily June 15, 2018. Click here to view the published article.

‘Effecting’ the Transfer for a Franchise: What does it m...

Effecting the transfer for franchise agreement.
Posted on Apr 3 2018

Author: Anthony Pugh, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka In franchise resales, i.e.

No Summary Judgment in Complex AlarmForce Renewal Exemption ...

Business Woman
Posted on Oct 18 2017

Author: Evan Ivkovic, J.D., Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka In Hepburn v AlarmForce Industries Inc.

Franchise Renewals: Introducing Material Changes to the Rene...

Posted on Aug 15 2017

​This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer's Daily on July 7, 2017, under the title “Courts struggle for...


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