LAWPRO Magazine archives: Practice Pitfalls – Franchise Law
In a previus issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article dealing with franchise law. Click here to read the full article “Practice… Read More »Categories: Franchise Law
Franchise Law Tenet: Disclosure! Disclosure! Disclosure!
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 »Categories: Franchise Law
Surprise! You have a franchise
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 »Categories: Franchise Law