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How To Represent Prospective Franchisees And Franchisors

FRANCHISING PRIMER - I. INTRODUCTION - A. In General Franchising is a method of distribution that combines the advantages of a central specialized system with the capital and micro-management of local independent...more

Alternatives To Master Franchising: Area Development Agreements, Area Representatives And Joint Ventures

Originally published in the International Journal of Franchising Law (Volume 10 – Issue 4 – 2012). This article provides a comprehensive analysis of international franchising structures – direct franchising, exclusive...more

Wage and Hour Violations

It is crucial that employers comply with state and federal wage and hour laws, including minimum wage laws. Failure to do so runs the risk of wage claims and lawsuits from employees, not to mention investigations and...more

Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship Part Two

As a purely legal matter, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship require that we begin by asking the following question: Does the law of corporate governance permit social good as a primary focus and aim of...more

Lawsuit Against Airline Over Misleading Fees

Companies often charge additional fees that increase the final cost of a product or service. In some industries, such as telecommunications and airlines, fees imposed by the government may be passed on to consumers. In...more

Franchise E-Review: September 2012 - Franchising in Ontario

In This Issue: Settlement Agreements: Steps to Protect Enforceability; In or Out? A Bold Re-Opening of the Opt-Out Period in a Franchise Class Action; What Happens When an Ontario Franchise Disclosure Document is...more

Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship: Part Four

Fourth in a Series of Articles We began this series of articles by asking tough questions: Do corporations exist solely to maximize shareholder value and profit? Or do corporations also exist to serve a broader...more

Franchise Review - May 2012: Other Legislation

In a perfect world, a sincere apology could help resolve a dispute quickly, restoring the good working relationship between franchisor and franchisee without litigation. But when your apology is not accepted and you end up...more

Franchise Review - May 2012: Franchise Legislation

Manitoba’s The Franchises Act (the Act) and Franchises Regulation (the Regulation) have been proclaimed into force with an effective date of October 1, 2012. On and after that date, franchisors granting franchises to be...more

Sutherland Salt Shaker - April 2012

In This Issue 2 SALT Pet of the Month; 5 Professor Hellerstein’s Office Hours; 9 California Screaming; and 9 Policy Wonk. Sub Articles: A Swing and a Miss: Maryland Court Defines “Final” for Purposes of Statute of...more

Franchise Review - March 2012: Best Practices

For our first newsletter of 2012, we thought it might be timely to look back at the many developments we have seen in franchise agreement and franchise disclosure document preparation in the past few years. Specifically, and...more

Alabama Tax Developments: 2011 Year in Review

Our final Alabama SALT Bulletin of 2011 summarizes the major legislative, judicial, and administrative developments affecting Alabama taxpayers with respect to income, transaction and property taxes. The Spring 2011...more

Focus on Franchise Law - November 2011

In This Issue: 1 OLF Targets the Use of English on Commercial Signage in Quebec 2 Contact Us Excerpt From OLF Targets the Use of English on Commercial Signage in Quebec This week the Office québécois de la...more

Ninth Circuit Rules That Attorney Fees are Properly Awarded Under Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

In Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. M&M Petroleum Services Inc., 2011 DJDAR 13854 (2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided a novel case involving the recovery of attorney fees under the Petroleum Marketing...more

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