A 13-year old court case has finally been put to bed once and for all as the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a final appeal by Dunkin Brands Canada, Ltd.  The case was brought in 2003 by Dunkin’ franchisees in Quebec province who alleged that Dunkin’ didn’t live up to its obligation to promote the brand in the face of intense competition from Tim Hortons.  For its part, Dunkin’ contended that the franchisees didn’t operate their stores properly.  The 21 franchisees, who operated 32 Dunkin’ stores, originally won a $16.4 million judgement in Quebec Superior Court, which was reduced to $11 million when the appellate court upheld the verdict.  With interest, the final award will come in just shy of $18 million.