Derek Ronde: Lawyer with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Derek Ronde

Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416 869 5428

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions
  • Franchise
  • Securities Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
University University of Toronto, B.A., Hons., 1997
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2001
Admitted2002, Ontario

•American Bar Association
•Canadian Bar Association
•Canadian Franchise Association
•International Bar Association
•International Franchise Association
•Ontario Bar Association (Member, Franchise Law Executive 2014-2015)
•The Advocates' Society


Derek Ronde is a partner in our Litigation Group, and has a wide-ranging corporate-commercial litigation practice. He has significant experience in a multitude of areas including class proceedings, franchise litigation, product liability, securities litigation, employment litigation, contract disputes, regulatory investigations, injunctions and other commercial litigation practice areas.

His experience includes acting for:

•An international corporation in a proposed class proceeding by national shareholders
•An international manufacturing company in a New Brunswick product liability action brought by a large corporate customer
•An international service provider in an injunction brought by one of its customers
•An international manufacturing company in an Ontario product liability action by a customer seeking to add the company as a defendant in an ongoing proceeding
•A food service franchisor on a variety of ongoing litigation matters
•An international consulting firm in a variety of class proceeding and regulatory-related matters

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - October 2014

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUe - May 2014

Reminder: The British Columbia Law Institute Recommends Franchise Legislation in That Province

Class Actions: Opting Out Does Not Mean “Wait and See”

The British Columbia Law Institute Recommends Franchise Legislation In That Province

Ontario Introduces Legislation Requiring Food Service Chains to Post Caloric Information

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUe - February 2014

Top Ten Canadian Franchise Law Cases and Developments of 2013

Supreme Court Gives Green Light for Indirect Purchaser Price Fixing Class Actions

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - October 2013

Midas Franchisee Class Action Settled; Court Comments on “Development” in Jurisprudence Regarding Fair Dealing Claims

'Change Before You Have To': Franchise Lessons from Canada's 'Donut Wars'

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - April 23, 2013

Will British Columbia Enact Franchise Legislation? Make Your Voice Heard Now!

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - April 2013

Ontario Court Denies Franchisee Injunction, Confirms That Duty of Good Faith Does Not Create New, Non-Contractual Rights

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Summary Judgment Decision Dismissing Tim Horton's Class Action Upheld on Appeal

Recent Work
Cassels Brock Successfully Obtains Injunction Against Former Pet Valu Franchisee, Her Spouse, and Their Corporate Alter-Ego

Cassels Brock Successful in Landmark Appeal Decision on Class Action Opt-Out Procedure

Cassels Brock Successfully Resists Motion to Quash Appeal to Court Of Appeal

In The News
Larry Weinberg Co-Editor of, and Derek Ronde Featured in, Spring Issue of the IBA's International Franchising Newsletter

Glenn Zakaib and Derek Ronde Author Article for OBA

Derek Ronde Published in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News


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Opting Out Does Not Mean “Wait and See”
Emily Larose,Derek Ronde,Glenn M. Zakaib, April 29, 2014
A recent motion decision out of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that once a class member has opted out of a class, there are very limited opportunities for that class member to opt back in.

The British Columbia Law Institute Recommends Franchise Legislation in that Province
Frank Robinson,Derek Ronde,Geoffrey B. Shaw,Rebecca Valo,Larry M. Weinberg, April 16, 2014
After months of consultation with industry stakeholders, the British Columbia Law Institute (“BCLI”) has issued its Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia (the “Report”), which makes a recommendation to the Government of the Province of British Columbia to enact...

Ontario Introduces Legislation Requiring Food Service Chains to Post Caloric Information
Derek Ronde,Larry M. Weinberg, March 6, 2014
If it becomes law, the Making Healthier Choices Act will impose new responsibilities on restaurant chains in the province of Ontario. On February 24, 2014, the Ontario government introduced legislation which, if passed, would require food service chains with 20 or more premises in Ontario to...
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Derek Ronde

40 King Street West
TorontoON M5H 3C2


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