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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...

Anthony Pugh Associate

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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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Beyond Force Majeure: Pulling out of a Deal With a 60-Day Rescission

By Ben Hanuka With the unfolding crisis, the commercial Bar across Canada is naturally dealing with contractual and common law grounds relieving parties of their obligations.  Franchise transactions are under stress – prospective and recently signed-up franchisees are scrutinizing their pending deals. ...

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

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Ontario Court rules that a court pleading is not a franchise notice of rescission

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In the case of 2352392 Ontario Inc. et al. v. Vusumzi Msi...

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