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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.

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.

Quebec Court Finds Franchisor Breached Exclusive Territory R...

Voyage Vasco travel agency breached territory rights
Posted on Oct 7 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 9107-5382 Québec inc. c. Voyage Vasco inc.

Court Dismisses Franchisee’s Injunction Application Agains...

Posted on Sep 5 2018

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Azmoon Trading Inc. v. Caffe Demetre Franchising Corp.

Franchisor Cannot Enforce Restrictive Covenant In A Territor...

Franchisor Cannot Enforce Restrictive Covenant In A Territory
Posted on Apr 11 2016

The Ontario Court of Appeal released an interesting decision recently in a case involving the enforceability of a non-competition covenant in a...

Ontario Court Finds Homecare Franchisees In Contempt Of Inju...

Homecare Franchisees In Contempt Of Injunction Order
Posted on Jan 5 2016

Procedural Background In the case of 244674 Ontario Inc. v. Home Instead, Inc.

Appellate Court Upholds Employment Non-Competition Clause

Employment Non-Competition Clause
Posted on Sep 8 2015

In the 2014 split decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Rhebergen v. Creston Veterinary Clinic Ltd.

The Devil Is In The Details: A Tale Of Dirty Martinis

A Tale Of Dirty Martinis
Posted on Jun 1 2014

In the recent decision of Devil's Martini, Inc. v. 1713703 Ontario Inc.


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