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Franchise Legislation October 2014: The Latest Word on Franchise Legislation in British Columbia

British Columbia continues along the path towards franchise legislation, albeit at a glacial pace. In late March, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI), a law reform research organization, published its Report on a...more

Showdown in Harrisburg

Like a strong marriage, a strong franchise relationship must be built on shared success. In the end, no relationship is likely to work out when one side holds all the cards. Originally published in Franchise Post on...more

2013 Texas Legislative Session Review

THE CURRENT ERA OF AMERICAN POLITICS IS OFTEN LAMENTED AS EXCESSIVELY PARTISAN, IDEOLOGICAL, AND RANCOROUS. And Texas politics has often held its own in those regards. But to many observers, the recently completed 2013 Texas...more

Franchise Legislation - Is British Columbia Next in Line for Franchise Legislation?

Proposed franchise legislation featured prominently in “An Agenda for Justice,” a report recently released by the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). The document, released on February 5, 2013 in...more

Legislator Fires Broadside At Franchisors

California has not one, but two franchise laws. The Franchise Investment Law (“FIL”), Corporations Code Section 31000 et seq., is administered and enforced by the the Commissioner of Corporations. The Franchise Relations Act...more

Franchise Legislation

Although it is coming up on two years since Manitoba’s Franchises Act received royal assent in June of 2010, the legislation is not yet in force. There have been no developments since the public consultation period for...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

Sanity must be made to prevail in Zimbabwe – Lloyd Msipa

Sanity must be made to prevail in Zimbabwe – Lloyd Msipa “We are enveloped in the politics of hate. The amount of hate that is being preached today in this country is frightful. What Zimbabwe fought for was peace,...more

Communications Law Bulletin - November 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *The Month in Brief: General Election Results Will Affect Oversight of Telecom Industry *Closed Captioning and Distributed Transmission Orders Get Unanimous Support *California PUC Decision Helps CLECs...more

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