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Partnership and Similar Agreements - Douglas W. Lubic, Esq.
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Franchisors are facing a precarious three-way intersection of increased accountability and regulation over consumer privacy, the growing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks on consumer data, and the expanding...more
Various media outlets dubbed 2014 “the Year of the Data Breach.” Unfortunately for businesses, breach of their secure systems by hackers may be only the beginning of the bad news – which often culminates in class action...more
According to public releases by Jimmy John’s (the sandwich shop franchisor) and Signature Systems (the point of sale (POS) system provider for 216 Jimmy John’s locations), malware was installed on those POS systems through...more
In This Issue:
- Supreme Court Holds Company Can Sue Competitor For Unfair Competition Even If It Complies With FDA Labeling Regulations:
In an 8-0 decision announced on June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court held...more
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
On April 7, a federal judge denied the motion of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, LLC (“Wyndham”) to dismiss a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) for unfair or deceptive acts or practices based on alleged...more
In This Issue:
- Your Grandmother Doesn’t Work for Free: Volunteer and Intern Positions Under Closer Scrutiny
- Excessive Celebration – Penalty Declined
- Four Crisis Management Lessons from the...more
Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes. The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective...more
Some franchisees of Aaron’s, Inc., the rent-to-own retailer, leased computers with programs that spied on their customers with the franchisor’s knowledge and assistance.
Aaron’s, Inc. agreed to a consent decree with the...more
The FTC’s amended definition of “creditor” within the Red Flags Rule is now in effect.
The definition is narrower in scope, but under it, a franchisor may still qualify as a “creditor.” For instance, if you use a...more
2012 was a challenging year for the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry. In addition to increased government regulation, rising food prices and relatively slow growth trends, the industry once again was a favorite target of...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
The Federal Trade Commission’s recent lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide may mark the beginning of FTC enforcement actions targeting franchise systems through allegations of customer data security vulnerabilities in...more
TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
Excerpt From Federal Issues:
IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
*Jim Brown v. Electronic Arts: Can Hall of Fame Football Player Jim Brown Score a Touchdown Against EA for Scrambling His Image?
*A New Marketplace for Sports Franchises: Bankruptcy Court
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