Sotos LLP is proud to present the fall 2011 edition of In the Know, our quarterly publication written by our lawyers on current franchising news and recent legal developments.

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This edition of In the Know includes:

Sotos welcomes Peter Viitre, Christine Jackson and Shane Murphy

John Sotos welcomes new lawyers to the firm.

Franchise disclosure exemption comes under review

Christine Jackson reviews the Suncor Court of Appeal decision.

Disclosure documents and franchise resales: what franchisors should know

John Yiokaris on franchise resale and disclosure documents.

Popping the question: disclosing earnings potential to franchise buyers

David Sterns examines the obligation to accurately disclose earnings.

Disclosure in the context of an ongoing franchise relationship – The case of General Motors’ dealers “wind-down” agreements

Allan Dick on the GM class action.

The exception to the exception: directors’ liability and what you need to know

Christine Jackson discusses the Excise Tax Act and director liability.