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Former dealers unsuccessful with franchise law claims in class action against General Motors of Canada limited
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2015

In a recently released decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited, former


Let’s arbitrate: arbitration clauses as a tool for avoiding class proceedings
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • January 28 2015

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has turned on the language of arbitration clauses, emphasizing the need for franchisors to


Do the math: Ontario Court declares that franchisee is not an employee
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • January 14 2015

In the recent case of France v Kumon, 2014 ONSC 5890 ("Kumon"), the Superior Court of Justice found that a franchisor was required to provide a


Canadian disclosure laws expand - Manitoba franchise law becomes effective on October 1, 2012
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • 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
  • Canada
  • 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
  • Canada
  • 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
  • Canada
  • 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
  • Canada, USA
  • 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
  • Canada
  • 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
  • Canada
  • January 19 2011

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