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Log In / Register | Nov 27, 2014

Dismissal of Tim Hortons Class Action Is Good News for Franchisors

In a sweeping decision with significant implications for franchise and other vertical distribution arrangements, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed a $2 billion franchise and competition class action against Tim Hortons on the merits.

Manitoba's Franchise Regulations Released for Consultation

On Tuesday the Government of the Province of Manitoba released its draft regulations under the Franchises Act for consultation.

Inadequate Disclosure of Rebate Practices Increase Risk of Franchisee Class Actions

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision—578115 Ontario Inc. v. Sears Canada Inc., 2010 ONSC 4571 (Sears Canada)—to certify a franchisee class action based on alleged inadequate disclosure of supplier rebates highlights the importance to franchisors of following best practices for the disclosure of rebates.

Deficient Disclosure Document Is No Disclosure Document in Ontario

Springdale Pizza Depot is the latest instalment in the growing line of cases warning franchisors that a deficient disclosure document will be considered to be no disclosure document at all.