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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the law of tort for pure economic losses and highlights the necessity of contracts

Karen Bernofsky

In 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 2020 SCC 35, the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that franchisees could not make a claim against a supplier, Maple Leaf Foods, for the purely economic losses caused by potentially contaminated meats because they had not entered into a contract directly with Maple Leaf and Maple Leaf never undertook to provide them with edible meats. The Plaintiffs were franchisees of Mr. Sub. Under the franchise agreement, the franchisees were only allowed to purchase meat from the defendant unless they had Mr. Sub’s permission. While Mr. Sub had entered into a contract ... [more] Full article

Cheerios: Download a coupon, lose your right to sue

A recent New York Times article warned consumers that by clicking "Like" on the Facebook page of General Mills, the maker of Cheerios and other products, they would be agreeing to limit themselves to resolve disputes with the company through informal emails or binding arbitration. [more] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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