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Franchise Law

Franchise Law Tenet: Disclosure! Disclosure! Disclosure!

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LAWPRO is seeing an increase in claims against lawyers by franchisees and franchisors. These claims tend to involve significant damages which often approach or exceed the available limits under the primary LAWPRO policy. Franchises are governed by the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”) which was enacted by the Ontario government to provide… Read More »

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Surprise! You have a franchise

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Are you sure the company for which you’re handling an Ontario commercial transaction is not a franchise? Really sure? Because if you’re wrong, and your client meets the statutory definition of a franchise, the company is bound by the strict disclosure requirements of Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act. Non-compliance with these can mean that parties entering… Read More »

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