Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class action lawsuits
Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon recently spoke with Advocate Daily about a Canadian coffee giant and frustrated franchisees that appear to be close to reaching a settlement in two class action lawsuits. See the full article below. Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class acti…Continue reading the post titled Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class action lawsuits
If it looks like a franchise, it’s a franchise
By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com In another decision in the line of “accidental franchisor” cases, Justice Mary E. Vallee, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, granted summary judgment on the basis of non-disclosure to plaintiffs who purchased the rights to operate an alcohol deliv…Continue reading the post titled If it looks like a franchise, it’s a franchise
Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Store Ownership and Licensed Producers Corporate store ownership will not be an option for licensed producers who wish to establish a significant presence in the cannabis retail market. Section 4(4) of the Cannabis License Act prohibits licensed producers and their affiliates from operating …Continue reading the post titled Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Everything is electronic: Implementing electronic delivery of franchise disclosure documents and electronic execution of documents
Everything is electronic. It certainly feels that way. Even in areas that are slow to adopt change, digital is taking over. While many franchise systems are on the cutting edge of technology in their offerings and their methods of conducting business with clients, the processes of selling fr…Continue reading the post titled Everything is electronic: Implementing electronic delivery of franchise disclosure documents and electronic execution of documents
Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model
Cannabis Retail in Ontario In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use, the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems…Continue reading the post titled Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model
Franchise rescission no relief from loan obligations
Last week, Perell J. granted summary judgment to the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) for indebtedness owed by Everest Group Inc. (“Everest”), a franchisee which had sought to rescind its franchise agreement. Perell J. refused to require the bank to forebear exercising its rights until the fr…Continue reading the post titled Franchise rescission no relief from loan obligations
So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?
Buying a Franchise There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and reputation, the higher rate of success …Continue reading the post titled So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?
Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
What is a Franchise Disclosure Document? Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires that franchisors offering franchises for sale in those provinces provide prospects with a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) prior to selling a franchi…Continue reading the post titled Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal
By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement decision of Justice Wendy M. Matheson of the Superior Court of Justice had thrown the proverbial wrench i…Continue reading the post titled A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal
‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion’
Siskinds franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was featured in AdvocateDaily.com for his article in the Franchise Law Journal. See the full article below. ‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion:’ Dillon By AdvocateDaily.com Staff While franchising provides an effective way to distrib…Continue reading the post titled ‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion’