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Canadian disclosure laws expand - Manitoba franchise law becomes effective on October 1, 2012

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 29 2012

2012 marks the further expansion of franchise disclosure legislation in Canada as the province of Manitoba has now proclaimed that its Franchises Act will come into force on October 1, 2012

Roll out the changes to win: court grants summary judgment to Tim Hortons in proposed class action

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 27 2012

The issue of whether an unsecured party can purchase a secured party’s debt to shelter its own unsecured debt under the newly acquired security is often debated

Franchisors should remember their potential disclosure obligations when dealing with franchise resales

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 20 2011

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently released a decision that serves as a reminder to franchisors of their potential disclosure obligations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”) in cases where a franchise is being resold

Know when to hold em know when to fold em client information you can be required to disclose to the CRA

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 13 2011

On a day to day basis, investment dealers are involved in transactions and receive client documents that the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) may wish to review for audit purposes

A Canadian perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on class arbitrations

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • May 11 2011

In A.T.&T. Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (“Concepcion”), a recent decision of the United States Supreme Court, a narrow 5-4 majority held that an individual arbitration clause can operate to defeat a class process

Seidel v. Telus Communications Inc

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 8 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada has released the long-awaited decision in Seidel v. Telus Communications Inc. regarding arbitration clauses and whether they act as a bar to class actions

Are you ready? - New Brunswick franchise law becomes effective on February 1, 2011

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 19 2011

As 2011 begins, franchisors should consider whether their franchise disclosure documents need to be updated

Materially deficient FDD is no FD at all; franchisee granted rescission on summary judgment

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 30 2010

In a case that continues the trend of courts in Ontario, MBCO Summerhill Inc. v. MBCO Associates Ontario Inc. 2010 ONSC 5432, the Ontario subfranchisor of the MBCO restaurant bakery concept, and related parties, were found to have delivered no disclosure document at all and summary judgment was granted to the plaintiff franchisee on a claim for rescission

Hino Truck Centre (Toronto) Ltd. v. Hino Motors Canada Ltd

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 3 2010

If you are a franchisor and one of your franchisees has sued you, should you seek summary judgment for any amount the franchisee owes you?

Update on Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 3 2010

You might recall that our last e-LERT provided you with information on the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (the "CCPSA") and the potential costs that franchisors could face if this legislation became law