WeirFoulds welcomes three new associates
WeirFoulds is pleased to welcome three new associates to the firm in the following practice areas: Viktoria Grafstrom – Construction Law Viktoria is an associate in the Construction Law Practice […]
Out of Scope – The Court of Appeal Finds that the Duty to Supply Product Fit for Human Consumption Does Not Extend to Franchisees’ Pure Economic Loss
On April 30, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in 1688782 Ontario Inc. v Maple Leaf Foods Inc., 2018 ONCA 407, reversing a decision granting summary judgment […]
WeirFoulds Acts as Co-counsel for Trillium Motor World in Class Action against GM Canada and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Justice Thomas McEwen released his highly-anticipated judgment following the class action trial in Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.
An Unappealing Proposal: An Obligation to Negotiate in Good Faith?
Suppose for a moment that in negotiating a lease, the landlord was required to tell a prospective tenant that it had received no offers in the last six months and […]
Quiz: Navigating Franchising Leasing Agreements
With franchisors and franchisees involved, lease agreements can get fairly complicated. In many situations, it’s not immediately obvious where obligations lie, or whether a clause will be harmful or helpful. […]
Case Law Update: TA & K Enterprises Inc v Suncor Energy Products Inc
2011 ONCA 613 (Released September 27, 2011) Franchise – Arthur Wishart Act – Disclosure Document – One-year Term – Franchise Fee In this decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario […]
The Financing Triangle: The Top Five Practical Considerations in Negotiating Tenant Financing Rights and “Landlord Waivers”
When a typical franchisee in the food service industry seeks to open a business in a shopping centre, it usually obtains a commitment from its lender to provide financing for the purchase of the furnishings, fixtures, inventory and equipment…