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Ontario court ‘puts the squeeze’ on franchisors and their disclosure documents

Canada - May 20 2021 On March 26, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court released its decision in the latest franchise rescission case, 2611707 Ontario Inc., et al v. Freshly…

Amanda Arella, Andraya Frith

Franchisees cannot beef with manufacturer over contaminated meat

Canada - November 11 2020 In a 5:4 split decision released on November 5, 2020, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada held in 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc…

Amanda Arella, Craig Lockwood, Lindsay Rauccio

Franchisors providing relief from contractual obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada - April 6 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented level of disruption to franchise systems, which is now forecast to last for several more weeks, if…

Andraya Frith, Sarah McLeod, Dominic Mochrie

Restaurant franchise systems - Tips for pivoting your business model to focus on delivery and take-out during dine-in prohibitions

Canada - March 30 2020 In Canada, all provincial governments declared states of emergency, states of public health emergency or both in March 2020. In some cases, these…

Andraya Frith, Christine Jackson, Dominic Mochrie, Tom Peters

Introducing or expanding third party food delivery services in response to provincial mandatory restaurant closures

Canada - March 26 2020 In Canada, all provincial governments declared states of emergency to varying degrees in March 2020, in some cases including travel restrictions…

Christine Jackson, Dominic Mochrie, Tom Peters