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Liability where cause of a product defect is unclear
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 4 2011

In the recent decision of Muskoka Fuels v. Hassan Steel Fabricators Ltd., the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed the issue of liability, under the provincial Sale of Goods Act where a product had failed but no party (or expert) could explain why.


Fundamentals of Canadian product liability - duty to warn
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 4 2011

A manufacturer has a duty to warn consumers and others in the supply chain of all material risks of which it is aware, or of which it ought to be aware, resulting from ordinary use of its product.


New Canadian consumer products legislation
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 9 2011

New consumer products legislation in Canada will have an impact on many franchise systems doing business in Canada.


Nicholas Kluge
  • Gowling WLG