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FRANCHISEE 101: How Far Do Earnings Projections Go?

by Lewitt Hackman on

A franchisor is allowed to make "financial performance representations" in its disclosure documents. These figures may project how much money a franchisee is likely to make and can play a critical part in the franchisor's...more

FRANCHISEE 101: Relying on Franchisor’s Profit Projections

by Lewitt Hackman on

Most experienced franchisors know better than to make claims about profits franchisees can expect when those claims do not match the information in the franchisor's Franchise Disclosure Document. However, if a franchisor or...more

FRANCHISEE 101: Franchisee Keeps Case in Home Court Despite Forum Selection Clause

by Lewitt Hackman on

Rob & Bud's Pizza ("R&B") is a Papa Murphy's franchisee and owns and operates multiple Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza restaurants in Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. In April 2014, R&B and other Papa Murphy's franchisees...more

Franchisees Flatline in Case Against Doctors Express

by Baker Donelson on

On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit thoroughly shot down claims brought by franchisees of Doctors Express Franchising. Those claims asserted that Doctors Express misrepresented initial start-up...more

Motor Carriers Are Liable For Injuries to Drivers of Leased Vehicles Who Are Classified As Independent Contractors

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Jose Vargas v. FMI, Inc. et al. - In Vargas, California’s Second Appellate District held that the Privette doctrine does not shield a motor carrier operating under a federal franchise from liability for tort injuries...more

Georgia Court of Appeals rules franchisees can assert claims for relief under Georgia’s tort statute for violating the FTC...

by DLA Piper on

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently upheld a judgment entered on a jury verdict against a franchisor for violating the Federal Trade Commission’s Franchise Rule, 16 CFR Parts 436 and 437 (the FTC Rule), finding that the FTC...more

Focused on Franchise - April 2014

by Lewitt Hackman on

FRANCHISEE 101: Terminated Franchisee Can Pursue Fraudulent Disclosure Claims - In Solanki v. 7-Eleven, Inc., a U. S. District Court in New York ruled that a terminated 7-Eleven franchisee who decided to purchase a...more

Top franchise cases of 2013

by DLA Piper on

1. In Hanley v. Doctors Express Franchising, LLC, a former franchisee of the Doctors Express franchise system sued Doctors Express, the franchisor, and Rhino 7, a broker involved in the franchise sale, asserting that the...more

Legal Byte: Withdrawing from corporate representation? Can you?

by Alan Goldberg on

Legal Byte: Withdrawing from corporate representation? Can you?...more

Watts v. Tiffany and Co. (American Arbitration Association Proceeding)

Brief in Support of Claimant's Motion to Compel Discovery, or in the Alternative, to preclude the Admission of Evidence

by Matthew Kading on

AAA Motion to Compel or Preclude Evidence...more

Bandag, Inc. v. Jack's Tire & Oil, Inc.

Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

by Matthew Kading on

Prevailing Memo of Law in Support of Partial Summary Judgment regarding certain affirmative defenses raised by defendant....more

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