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

Posted on Sep 27 2022

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 in Canada will be wise to take note of a trio of recent decisions from the Court of Appeal for Ontario (the highest court in Ontario) about franchise rescission law. All three decisions upheld rescissions in favour of franchisees because of defective franchise disclosure documents (FDDs).

A Checklist for Franchise Causes of Action – Statutory Cla...

Most claims appear to center around rescission based on allegations of failure to provide a disclosure document
Posted on Apr 24 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on March 13, 2020, under the same title.

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

business woman is pointing where to sign on document, with documents in background
Posted on Apr 3 2020

By Ben Hanuka With the unfolding crisis, the commercial Bar across Canada is naturally dealing with contractual and common law...

British Columbia case involving Blenz Coffee allows pleading...

Posted on Nov 13 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works  Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works In Taylor v.

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.

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.

Franchise Disclosure And The Right To Future Exemptions

franchise disclosure
Posted on Aug 4 2018

By Ben Hanuka This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily on August 9, 2018.

Franchisee’s Rescission Claim Must Go to Trial Because of ...

disputed facts in franchisee's rescission claim
Posted on May 28 2018

Author: Anthony Pugh, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka In 1680960 Ontario Inc. v.


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