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

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

Tim Hortons Franchisees Must Be Content With Profits from Coffee, Not Food

Tim Hortons franchisees have lost their challenge to Tim Hortons’ “Always Fresh” model that allegedly reduced the profitability of donuts, TimBits, and other food items. In Fairview Donut Inc. v. ... [more] Full article

Philthy McNasty’s case clarifies franchise limitations periods

Philthy McNasty's did not fare well when the Ontario Court of Appeal recently examined the issue of limitation periods in respect of statutory rescission claims under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the "Act"). [more] Full article

Competition Law Year in Review 2010

Review of all Canadian Competition Law developments over the past year, plus some US developments, including: Mergers, Criminal, Private Actions, Reviewable Matters, Marketing Practices, The Long Arm of US Antitrust Top Stories

  • Indirect purchasers cannot sue
  • Damages no longer required?
  • The wired and the wireless
  • Winds of change
  • Credit card rules challenged... priceless?
  • Rebates, savings and gift cards
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Karen Bernofsky

Karen Bernofsky

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Karen Bernofsky is a strong advocate with a focus on commercial litigation and delivering cost-effective solutions. She advises and represents clients in a broad range of complex insurance matters, construction matters and commercial disputes, including breach of contract and invoice disputes. Karen is also a skilled negotiator with a proven track record in effective mediation advocacy. She has appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario as well as before the Federal Court of Canada.

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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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Meredith Hayward

Meredith Hayward

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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