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01/15/2016 Court of Appeal Dismisses Pet Valu Class Action and Puts a Leash on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
12/02/2015 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - December 2015
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  2. Ontario Government Releases Draft Regulations For Healthy Menu Choices Act
  3. No Bridges to U.S. for Addison Chevrolet: Good Faith Claims Against G.M. and U.S. Parent Struck in Action by Retained Dealers
  4. The Cherry On Top: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Caffe Demetre Appeal
  5. Ontario Court Enforces Restrictive Covenant In Franchise Case
  6. Franchisee’s Action Fried: Notice Requirements Do Not Automatically Arise Out of the Duty of Good Faith
  7. There is No “Franchisee’s Associate”: Ontario Court Finds that Shareholders of a Master Franchisee Were Not “Granted” a Franchise for the Purposes of the Wishart Act
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10/06/2015 Coast to Coast Disclosure: Franchise Legislation Comes to British Columbia
10/06/2015 Ontario Government Releases Draft Regulations for Healthy Menu Choices Act
07/10/2015 Former Dealers Unsuccessful With Franchise Law Claims in Class Action Against General Motors of Canada Limited
05/08/2015 Ontario's Proposed Menu Labelling Law - Government Listens and Changes Law to Protect Franchisors from Liability
04/28/2015 Changes to the Rules for Personal Guarantees of Franchise Agreements in Alberta
04/09/2015 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2015
  1. Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Springdale Decision and Finds Franchisor Not Necessarily Exempt From Disclosure in Resale of Existing Franchise
  2. Franchise Litigation Parties Cannot Use the Appellate Court as a Way to Re-Litigate Findings of Fact Regarding Materiality
  3. “Saab Stories” for Franchisor Seeking to Oust Ontario Jurisdiction Over Canada-Wide Group Action
  4. Concise Drafting Matters: Ontario Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment Dismissing Significant Portions of a Franchisee’s “Kitchen Sink” Claim
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01/14/2015 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - January 2015
  1. Let’s Arbitrate: Arbitration Clauses as a Tool For Avoiding Class Proceedings
  2. It’s That Time of Year: Does Your Canadian Franchise Disclosure Document Need Updating?
  3. The Top Ten Franchise Law Cases and Developments of 2014
  4. Do the Math: Ontario Court Declares That Franchisee is Not an Employee
  5. What We’re Up To (Winter/Spring 2015)
10/08/2014 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE – October 2014
  1. Deli Franchisor’s Disclosure Misses the Mark: Lessons From DeliMark Cafe
  2. Surprise! You Might be an Employer of Your Franchisee’s Employees
  3. Ontario Court Summarily Rules that Franchisor not Exempt From Disclosure in Resale of Existing Franchise
  4. Ontario’s Franchise Legislation Declared Inapplicable to a Single Trademark License
  5. “Frustrating” Decision Highlights Alternate Approach to Rescission Claims
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09/24/2014 Canadian Tax Fundamentals: Withholding Tax on Cross-Border Interest Payments (Summary)
09/24/2014 Canadian Tax Fundamentals: Withholding Tax on Cross-Border Interest Payments
09/03/2014 Canadian Intellectual Property Office Signs on to TMClass
06/27/2014 Canada’s New Trademarks Act: What it Means for You
05/02/2014 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - May 2014
  1. Reminder: The British Columbia Law Institute Recommends Franchise Legislation in That Province
  2. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are You Prepared?
  3. Summary Judgment: The New Tool in Franchise Litigation?
  4. Ontario Court Overturns Wrongful Termination of Franchise Agreement by Franchisor
  5. Claim Against Former Franchisee for Soliciting Customer Lists “Turfed” by BC Court
  6. Not Loving It: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Denies Attempt by Fast Food Franchisor to Extricate Itself From Complaint
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04/11/2014 The British Columbia Law Institute Recommends Franchise Legislation In That Province
04/10/2014 Digital Privacy Act – Everything Old Is New Again
04/09/2014 Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks – Changes to the Canada Small Business Financing Regulations
03/03/2014 Ontario Introduces Legislation Requiring Food Service Chains to Post Caloric Information
02/19/2014 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2014
  1. It’s That Time of Year: Does Your Canadian Franchise Disclosure Document Need Updating?
  2. The Clock is Ticking: Are You Out of Time to Arbitrate?
  3. Quebec Personal Injury Case Has Implications for Franchisors
  4. Franchisor’s Failure to Respond to Request to Admit Results in Pre-trial Award of Rescission Damages
  5. Is the Release Language in Your Franchise Agreement Enforceable?
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02/12/2014 Individual Guarantors in Alberta: Trap for the Unwary and Extra Cost