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Authoring your own misfortune: how decisions you make can result in you causing yourself loss.
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 29 2015

A common element of most franchise litigation is that one party caused another party loss through specific conduct. This is often described as either

Franchise agreements pre-contractual information requirements
  • BADERTSCHER Rechtsanwälte AG
  • Switzerland
  • July 28 2015

The Swiss legal system generally imposes few statutory restrictions on parties to franchise agreements (for further details please see "A guide to

Modernizing Ontario's business law: expert panel releases its "wish list"
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2015

On February 15, 2015, Ontario's Minister of Government and Consumer Services asked a 13-member panel of legal practitioners and academics to survey

A view from twin peaks
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

Quick. Define Twin Peaks. Other than the obviously now dated TV show, up until a couple of weeks ago, the only other definition of Twin Peaks was a

Watch the extra step when crossing the resale exemption path
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Canada
  • July 22 2015

Section 5(7)(a)(iv) of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 ("AWA"), states that disclosure obligations do not apply to a franchisor in

A new paradigm in Canadian franchise law
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Canada
  • July 22 2015

In Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd., the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the trial court decision which held the franchisor liable for failing to protect its

Restructuring a franchise in crisis: court dismisses former dealers' class action against General Motors
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 22 2015

The Ontario Superior Court recently released its decision in Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited, a class action brought

Reflections on the origins of the NY franchise act
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

I recently had occasion to review the legislative history of the New York Franchise Sales Act (NYFSA)-click here to see for yourself. Here are a few

Looking forward by looking back: China’s Franchise Regulations after eight years
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • China
  • July 17 2015

On July 1 and 2, we, representing the International Franchise Association, met with China’s franchise regulators in Beijing and Shanghai. The

Ontario Superior Court of Justice finds that shareholders of a franchisee are not “franchisees” within the meaning of the Arthur Wishart Act
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2015

In 2313103 Ontario Inc. et. al. ("231") v JM Food Services Ltd. et. al. ("JM"), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the "Court") considered whether