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Tim Horton's RRRolls Up the Rim in Interest Deduction Win
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • March 7 2016

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed The TDL Group Co. (TDL) to deduct interest on borrowed money which was used to acquire common shares of a


Dakin Care of Business: What Not To Do When Managing Franchise Transfers and Disclosure
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 19 2016

A recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal, 2256306 Ontario Inc. v. Dakin News Systems Inc. (Dakin), demonstrates some of the pitfalls that


Franchisee’s Summary Judgment Motion Spoiled After Court Finds Spoliation of Evidence
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 19 2016

In the case of Treats International Franchise Corporation v. 2247383 Ontario Inc., an Ontario court has dismissed a summary judgment motion for


Update: “Saab Story” Has A Plot Twist: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Dealer Litigation Jurisdiction Ruling Due To Reasonable Apprehension of Bias
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 19 2016

Last year, a group of Saab dealers commenced a group action in Ontario against IFS Vehicle Distributors ULC (IFS ULC), the Canadian distributor of


Court of Appeal approves 26 months' notice for contractors
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2016

Last week, Ontario's highest appellate court dismissed an appeal by Canac Kitchens of a decision awarding two of its contractors each 26 months'


Making Common Cause: Plaintiff’s Claims Fail to ‘Mesh’ in Ontario Court’s Denial of Boston Scientific Class Action Certification
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2016

At the end of 2015, the certification decision came out in Vester v. Boston Scientific Ltd.Those of us in the products field were keeping an eye on


Time After Time: The Limitations Period in Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2016

The issue of applicable limitation periods vexes many litigants. In the fall of 2015, the Ontario Superior Court provided helpful commentary on the


Blue Label, Not Mislabelled: Door Left Ajar in Pre-Certification Dismissal of Loblaw Food Labelling Class Action
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2016

A recent decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench demonstrates a unique circumstance in which the Court granted summary judgment


Tragically Hip: Biomet Class Action Certification Decision Suggests Defence’s Merits-Based Evidence is “Irrelevant”
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2016

In a class action certification decision released on December 18, 2015, Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addressed what he


Employer Fails to Pay $328,000 Bonus, Employee Sues, Everyone Loses
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2016

What do you think one of your employees might say if you decided not to pay over $300,000 in owed compensation? Well, the Ontario Superior Court of