General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada in the defence of a $40 million claim by five former Saturn dealers.

Client

General Motors of Canada Limited

Value

$40 million

Service

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Date Closed

Industry

Franchise Litigation

Lead Office

Toronto

 

Osler represents General Motors of Canada in its defence of claims by five former dealers of the Saturn vehicle brand, which was discontinued in 2009 as part of the restructuring of General Motors. The case raises important legal issues regarding a franchisor’s obligations under franchise legislation when discontinuing a brand. David Morritt and Evan Thomas are the lead lawyers responsible for the case with assistance from Carly Fidler and Sonja Pavic.