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Automotive

2018

SEPTEMBER 06

Hitting the Mark -- Trademark, That Is!

When you are mistaken for a competitor, your dealership's "something special" becomes someone else's. In Quebec, two dealerships faced this problem when their trade names were similar enough to possibly cause consumer confusion. Read Justin's perspctive in his Common Lawyer column, which was published in the Summer 2018 issue of the Ontario Dealer. Reprinted with permission.

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MAY 10

Workplace Romances – what to do when love turns sour?

Justin Jakubiak and Sheryl Johnson discuss workplace romances in the most recent edition of the Ontario Dealer.

This article first appeared in the May 2018 edition of the Ontario Dealer and was reprinted with permission.

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FEBRUARY 21

Repair Loans – Useful Tools, or a Nuisance?

Vehicle repair loans are gaining popularity in Ontario, as are the legal issues and headaches surrounding them. This article was first published in the February 2018 Ontario Dealer Magazine.

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2017

DECEMBER 05

Sexual Harassment in Ontario’s Dealerships

Justin Jakubiak discusses how harassment can quickly turn ugly and can severely impact employee morale, your reputation and your pocketbook in his article "Sexual Harassment in Ontario's Dealerships".

First Published in the November 2017 Issue of the Ontario Dealer.

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AUGUST 08

Adjusting To The Times: The Future Of Car Dealerships

I have been serving auto lenders, dealerships, dealer principals, salespersons, repair shops and other industry members for just over 12 years...

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MAY 26

I'm Reasonable, Are You Reasonable? Material Facts and the Reasonable Person

Who is the reasonable purchaser? Despite the use of the term in both the Regulations and by OMVIC, the precise meaning of a "reasonable purchaser" remains blurry.

Read Justin's article in the May issue of the Ontario Dealer  to understand why many dealers are left wondering what, exactly, is a reasonable purchaser, and what is he or she concerned about?

 

 

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FEBRUARY 27

OMVIC...A Force for Good, but Improvement is Needed

While not yet a household name, the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council's ("OMVIC") visibility and recognition among consumers is increasing. Read Justin's article OMVIC...A Force for Good, but Improvement is Needed  in the February 2017 issue of the Ontario Dealer.

 

 

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2016

NOVEMBER 29

Workplace Safety...Serious Fines & Consequences for Unsafe Dealerships

Accidents are one of the main reasons people and companies hire lawyers...

Read the rest of Justin's article by viewing Ontario Dealer magazine online here: Ontario Dealer Magazine

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AUGUST 23

The times they are a-changing...the changing legal landscape

Like the automotive industry, law is a-changin’. Rapidly. I recently, or  should I say finally, started a Twitter account...

Read the rest of Justin's article by viewing Ontario Dealer Magazine online here: http://www.ontariodealer.com/odvolume4issue3.pdf

 

 

 

 

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MAY 16

To Disclose or not to Disclose

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2015

OCTOBER 16

OMVIC Disclosure - Dealerships and Salespersons

THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING ADEQUATE AND ACCURATE DISCLOSURE

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