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Mixed results in Newfoundland and Labrador trial involving franchisee takeover dispute

By: Anthony Pugh, Law Works Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works   In 55668 Newfoundland and Labrador Limited v. Sullivan, a decision of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador released on August 1, 2022, the court held that a franchisee who took over the assets of a terminated franchisee without the agreement of the terminated...
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Ontario court awards rescission on resale but heavily reduces damages award

In 1901709 Ontario Inc. et al. v. Dakin News Systems Inc., a November 10, 2022, decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the court ruled that...

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The devil is in the details: gathering evidence to bolster your case

Authors: Ben Hanuka, Principal Anthony Pugh, Associate Dan Charzewski, Paralegal/Litigation Clerk Edited by: Rebecca Colley, Digital Marketing Manager   In franchise disputes, it is critical for parties...

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Supreme Court clarifies legal test of “private taking” in land rights disputes with public authorities

By: Ben Hanuka, Law Works PC/LC The Supreme Court of Canada has released a ground breaking decision about the law of “constructive taking” in land rights disputes...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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Fix It or Nix It: The 5 Key Elements of a Valid FDD

Based on recent court decisions, if your FDD does not contain these 5 key elements, it is probably legally void. Franchisors with operations in Ontario or elsewhere...

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