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Terminated franchisee’s vape store distinguishable from franchise: Ontario Cou...

Posted on Nov 16 2021

By: Anthony Pugh Editor: Ben Hanuka In Unicity Holdings Ltd. v. Great British Vape Co., a September 2021, decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the court dismissed arguments by the franchisor, Great British Vape, that its former franchisee did not adequately de-identify its store layout after a settlement-based termination.  Key Facts  The parties entered into a franchise agreement on September 13, 2020, under which Unicity became a franchisee of the Signature Vape system in Windsor, Ontario.

Ontario court grants judgment to Coffee Time Donuts for royalty arrears during i...

Posted on Nov 16 2021

By: Anthony Pugh Editor: Ben Hanuka In a May 31, 2021, decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Coffee Time Donuts v 2197938 Ontario Inc., the court granted summary judgment against a franchisee for unpaid royalties and interest, based on an implied extension of an expired franchise agreement that the parties abided by for several years after it expired.

Scandalous allegations of former Shoppers Drug Mart franchisee struck out: BC Co...

Posted on Nov 16 2021

By: Anthony Pugh Editor: Ben Hanuka In Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. v. Mang, a May 14, 2021, decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the court struck a few paragraphs from the defence (Response to Civil Claim) of the self-represented defendants, who were former Shoppers Drug Mart franchisees in Vancouver and Powell River.  Some of the paragraphs that the court struck contained scandalous allegations, such as allegations of gossip, bullying, and evidence about irrelevant facts; other allegations did not advance the defence.

The Good Faith Obligation in Franchising

Posted on Aug 4 2021

The August edition of the Law Works Franchise Issue in Focus explores: Pitfalls in drafting pleadings alleging bad faith conduct. Claims launched by franchisees alleging bad faith conduct. Novel cases involving the interplay between the disclosure and good faith obligations. Subscribe to to receive the next issue.

The July 2021 edition of the Law Works Newsletter is out

Posted on Jul 13 2021

Each month, Law Works publishes a newsletter sharing our franchise law and litigation news, analysis articles, case commentaries, and more. Subscribe to receive the newsletter.