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Alberta Court Denies Statutory Damages Because No Signed Franchise Agreements

Posted on Jun 25 2020

In 1384334 Alberta Ltd v Buster's Pizza Donair & Pasta Enterprises Ltd., a June 16, 2020, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta found that the parties had never agreed on the essential terms of a franchise agreement.  As a result, the court denied the plaintiffs’ claim for net losses under Alberta’s Franchises Act and unjust enrichment claim.  But it allowed their claim for damages for conversion of leased equipment which two of the defendants sold to a third party.

Ontario Court Grants Rescission Because Certificate Was Unsi...

Posted on Jun 8 2020

By: Anthony Pugh, Law Works  Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works  In 2483038 Ontario Inc. v. 2082100 Ontario Inc.

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

Most claims appear to center around rescission based on allegations of failure to provide a disclosure document
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:...

Seven Tips for Negotiating an Area Development Agreement

Posted on Jun 25 2019

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

Quebec Court Finds Competing Cafeteria Is Not a “Specialit...

Quebec Court Finds Café Vasanti Cafeteria Is Not a Second Cup “Speciality Coffee Shop”
Posted on Nov 8 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Second Cup Ltd. c. 8702934 Canada Inc.

The Raibex Decision and the Definition of ‘Material Fa...

Posted on Feb 28 2018

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily February 8, 2018. Click here to view the published article.

Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies What Amounts to “No Disc...

Posted on Jan 29 2018

By Ben Hanuka  This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily on January 31, 2018.

Court Boosts Arbitral Agreements

arbitral agreements law case
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.


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