We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka co-presented about 2018 case developments at the recent Annual Franchise Law Conference of the Ontario Bar Association, which was held on November 13, 2018 in Toronto. The conference is annually attended by the franchise legal practitioners in Ontario and beyond. Ben Hanuka’s topic, Legal and Legislative Update, analyzed key case law developments and trends in 2018, and was one of the key plenary sessions at the all-day conference.
We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail cited Ben Hanuka’s opinion in another high-profile article about the ongoing Tim Horton’s class actions. In an article titled, “Court pares back Tim Horton's franchisee lawsuit against parent company”, published in the Globe on November 11, 2018, Ben Hanuka was quoted about the legal and practical implications of a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling in two proposed class actions by Tim Hortons franchisees. Click here to view the article. https://www.
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the prestigious Canadian civil litigation book, Annual Review of Civil Litigation, features a comprehensive paper authored by Ben Hanuka analyzing legal principles of Canadian judicial discretion. The paper is titled, “Dissecting Judicial Discretion”. Law Works’ associate lawyer, Anthony Pugh, assisted Ben Hanuka with researching for the paper, which spanned over a year (during that time, Anthony was an articling student at the firm).
In a recent high-profile article on September 13, 2018, titled, “Tim Hortons parent settles with franchisee after locking him out of his restaurants,” the Globe and Mail cited Ben Hanuka’s opinion about Tim Horton’s ouster of the head of its independent franchisees’ association. The article discussed, among other things, the impact that the loss of the association’s leader could have on the association’s activities.
We are pleased to announce that Anthony Pugh, previously Student-at-Law at the firm, joined Law Works as an Associate effective October 1, 2018, upon his call to the Ontario Bar. Anthony obtained his J.D. from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.