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Once CASL takes effect, you will need express or implied consent before you (or your franchisees) can send a commercial electronic message (CEM). While franchisors are well aware of the pending impact of CASL and have been...more
In This Issue:
- NEW FRANCHISE LEGISLATION IN CANADA:
British Columbia, which presently does not have a franchise specific statute, recently took one step closer to implementing such legislation when the British...more
FEDERAL LAWS -
English and French are the official languages of Canada. The Constitution of Canada and the Official Languages Act guarantee that English and French have equality status and equal rights and privileges...more
On May 23, 2014, the Ninth Circuit upheld a California district court decision that broadly interpreted the breach of contract exclusion in a commercial general liability policy to preclude coverage for all personal and...more
On April 9, 2014, Rainbow International LLC ("Rainbow International"), of Waco, Texas, filed a complaint in the Middle District of Georgia against Brian Whitley, Patricia Whitley, and Quick Whits, Inc. d/b/a "Rainbow...more
Smallbizpros, Inc., d/b/a Padgett Business Services (“Padgett”)asserts trademark infringement in connection with allegations of post-termination obligations of John A. Terris, Sr. (“Terris”) of Brunswick, Georgia, in its...more
Increasingly, franchise concepts that begin in one country soon find that expansion involves not only domestic growth, but also development in other jurisdictions including the United States. Over the past decade, advances in...more
A proposed transfer of control of a cable television operator or a transfer of a cable television A Cable Franchise Transfer Toolkit for the Time Warner-Comcast Mergerfranchise presents the franchising authority with a...more
On Tuesday February 11th, the Charlotte Business Franchise Network met on the 15th floor conference room at Nexsen Pruet. The attendees, representing a broad cross section of franchisors, master franchisees, and franchise...more
What had 28 flavors, nearly 1,000 locations, and a ubiquitous orange roof? If you answered Howard Johnsons Restaurants, then you are one of a shrinking number of people who can still appreciate the power that brand once had....more
In a FranCast issued last year, we reported on a case called Carolyn Anderson v. Domino’s Pizza, Inc., in which a district court dismissed a claim filed under a state version of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act...more
FRANCHISOR 101: CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS ON NEGOTIATED TERMS MAY CHANGE -
The California Franchise Investment Law and the California Code of Regulations currently require franchisors registered in California to disclose...more
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently launched a proceeding to establish the rules that holders of state video franchises (such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T and others) must follow to...more
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
Franchising in the United States is a more than $1 trillion per year business. Over 450,000 franchised businesses are in operation in the country and employ about 15 million people. Thousands of franchisors in about 75...more
The Attorney General brought a lawsuit against an income tax preparation business alleging violations of state and federal lending, consumer protection, unfair competition, and false advertising laws. The court of appeal...more
This edition of our Franchising Update includes the following articles:
- The recently announced review of the Franchising Code.
- The Pie Face dispute – misleading information or inadequate due...more
Corporate shareholder agreements are vital for many companies with more than one shareholder, especially non-public companies with a limited number of persons owning shares. The shareholder agreement typically details the...more
In most situations, an employer in California can terminate an employee for almost any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory, assuming the employee is at-will.
In Veronese v. Lucasfilm LTD (12/10/2012) a job...more
According to statistics from various sources, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, employment related claims and lawsuits, especially those related to unpaid...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims.
The Green Guides are...more
Two major conclusions are found in a recent survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal:
1. Slow growth over the coming year
2. A recession is unlikely
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the survey of 48...more
Businesses trying to stay ahead of the curve, and jumping on any possible competitive advantage, may now be looking towards the revolution in the payment process. Cash was once (maybe still is) king. Barter has been around...more
The industry for remanufactured printer/toner cartridges has flourished for years as users purchase replacements from third party suppliers who fill a need and offer print supplies at prices significantly lower than those...more
A corporate crisis can arise without warning and from many causes.
A journalist writes a story about exploited workers at a foreign factory where the company manufactures product.
The CEO is charged with sexual...more
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