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gThe United Stated District Court for the District of Minnesota recently dismissed several claims by a Party City franchisee premised on the franchisor’s operation of an online store. Newpaper, LLC v. Party City Corp., 2013...more
In this Issue:
- Eighth Circuit Denies Injunction To Stop Competition By Former Franchisee, And District Court Allows Counterclaim:
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit last month upheld a...more
The Fourth Circuit issued a bold new arbitration decision last week, sending a putative class of shuttle drivers to arbitration while expanding its application of SCOTUS’ Concepcion decision beyond cases involving federal...more
With less colorful language than its last arbitration opinion, the First Circuit sided with the Second and Third fireworks Circuits in limiting the application of the 2010 Stolt-Nielsen decision on the availability of class...more
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
Mafidis v. Subway International, B.V., Case No. 3:10-CV-119 (PCD)(D. Conn. 2011), involves an attempt by a Subway franchisee under an international franchise agreement to vacate an international arbitral award against Subway....more
This article first appeared in the December 2011 issue of LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert. It discusses the treatment of class action waivers in commercial agreements (including franchise agreements) in the US...more
This paper was presented at the Ontario Bar Association 11th Annual Franchise Law Conference on November 2, 2011. It addresses whether arbitration makes sense in the franchise context and summarizes how the courts have...more
This Osler Update is a summary of the much anticipated Supreme Court of Canada decision in Seidel v. Telus Communications Inc. (Telus)which was released on March 18, 2011. At issue was whether a mandatory arbitration clause...more