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Partnership and Similar Agreements - Douglas W. Lubic, Esq.
Before committing to a franchise business, consider...
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Record-setting Dodgers Sale Sets High Price For Mets Franchise
On November 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rules governing menu and vending machine labeling to implement some of the Affordable Care Act's nutrition labeling requirements.
Consulting Services Group, LLC, or CSG, was a registered investment adviser whose business included providing consulting services to public pension funds. These consulting services included recommending third-party investment...more
Just in time for the holidays, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) have delivered additional workplace protections for workers and prospective unions this month. Whether those...more
States have been vested with the responsibility to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages since the repeal of Prohibition. In carrying out this authority, many states have implemented a three...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rules for menu labeling on November 25, 2014. The long-awaited rules stem from provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the comprehensive health care reform...more
Introduction Of Civil Pecuniary Penalties -
The Government has now passed legislation which will allow pecuniary penalties and infringement notices as remedies for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct...more
I recently wrote about Judge Rakoff’s refusal to enter the SEC’s proposed consent decree in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., 827 F. Supp. 2d 328 (SDNY 2011) – and the shift in SEC enforcement policy that it prompted. ...more
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
89 Women To Benefit From Settlement With World's Largest Burger King Franchisee -
NEW YORK - Carrols Corporation, the world's largest Burger King franchisee, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to...more
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
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
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
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
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.
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
Advertising claims that are deceptive or misleading often draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why avoiding the use of potentially misleading or deceptive adverting is advisable.
Of course, what seems...more
TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
Excerpt From Federal Issues:
In This Issue:
ALJ Holds New Resident’s Gain on Sale of Former Connecticut Home is Subject to New York Income Tax; Tribunal Reinstates Peter Madoff Petition; Banking Department’s Definition of “Gross Income” Not Properly...more
In Aleksick v. 7-Eleven, Plaintiff Aleksick represented a class claiming that 7-Eleven’s payroll system violated California Business and Professional Code 17200. The complaint alleged that 7-Eleven’s method of converting...more
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
Due to the heavily-regulated nature of franchising, clients often tell their attorneys "I'm only going to do a license. I don't want to do a franchise." Although a client may believe what he says, he's most likely drawing a...more
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
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
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
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two decisions clarifying the scope of the Payment of Wages Act. First, in Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc., the Court held that a company which had misclassified...more
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