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Municipal Cable Franchise Transfer Toolkit

A cable operator generally cannot transfer control of its business or transfer its cable franchise without the prior approval of the franchising authority. This gives the franchising authority the opportunity to resolve...more

Intangible Expenses, Amazon & Solar Highlight Bills in Tennessee Legislature

Tennessee’s legislative session is in full swing, and based on the current pace of the session, legislators should finish their work during the first week of May, at the latest, and return to their districts for the November...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

PMPA Franchise Agreement Disavowing Plaintiff's Claim to an Exclusive Market and Geographic Territory Trumps Alleged Oral...

Partner v. ExxonMobil Oil Corp., 08-1590 (6th Cir. May 4, 2009) In 2000, plaintiff Partner & Partner, Inc. entered into a lease/franchise agreement with ExxonMobil to operate a Mobil-branded gasoline station. The lease...more

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