Lewitt Hackman

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Encino, California 91436, United States

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Bridging Troubled Water: Yes or No on California Prop 1?

Fall is here. Most of us can't tell, given the soaring temperatures outside. A better thermometer might be the onslaught of political commercials we're now seeing on television. To prepare for the elections in November,…more
| Agriculture, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FRANCHISEE 101: Forum Selection Clauses May Be Enforceable

A recent decision in Allegra Holdings, LLC v. Davis demonstrates that courts are enforcing forum selection clauses in favor of out-of-state franchisors and against in-state franchisees, notwithstanding franchise anti-waiver…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

California Supreme Court Overturns 2012 Domino's Decision

On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court reversed a 2012 Court of Appeal decision in Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC. The lower court held that franchise operating systems, like Domino's, deprive franchisees of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Paid Sick Leave Now Required by Law

On Wednesday, Sept. 10th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the paid sick leave bill (Assembly Bill 1522) into law. This means that, effective July 1, 2015, California employers, regardless of size, must provide most employees paid…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Beer Bills: New Laws & Legislation on Tap

There are a number of bills and new laws that craft brewers should have on the radar – legislation that could affect operations and distribution. In California, two of these bills became law, while one is still pending…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Employers: Governor Expected to Sign Off on Paid Sick Time for Most Employees

California lawmakers voted 52-25 to pass Assembly Bill 1522. Written by Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), the bill would entitle most employees in California three days of paid sick leave to care for themselves, or for a family…more
| Labor & Employment Law

There’s No Place Like Home for Franchisors and Franchisees

Competitors of all kinds know home court advantage helps them win. Home court advantage refers to the psychological, procedural and logistical edge gained by competing in a familiar setting, where one has better knowledge of the…more
| Franchise Law

For California franchises, there’s no place like home

Competitors of all kinds know home court advantage helps them win. Home court advantage refers to the psychological, procedural and logistical edge gained by competing in a familiar setting, where one has better knowledge of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Focused on Franchise Law - August 2014

FRANCHISOR 101: NLRB McDonald's Ruling May Put Crimp on Franchising - On July 29, 2014, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stated that McDonald's could be held jointly liable with its…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Focused on Franchise Law - July 2014

FRANCHISOR 101: Location of Dispute Clauses Will Be Enforced - A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is having a big impact on the locations where franchisor-franchisee disputes are being resolved…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Focused on Franchise Law - June 2014

FRANCHISEE 101: Unsigned Franchise Agreement Binds Franchisee's Shareholder - Texas Appeals Court recently held in Pritchett v. Gold's Gym Franchising, LLC that a Texas forum-selection clause in a Franchise Agreement was…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

The Yin and Yang of Beer Distribution Law

Beer distribution laws differ from traditional franchise laws that govern restaurant, retail and service businesses in many ways, but they do share some commonalities. As a matter of fact, many states now regulate the…more
| Franchise Law

THE YIN AND YANG OF BEER DISTRIBUTION LAW AND FRANCHISING

Beer Distribution Laws differ from traditional franchise laws that govern restaurant, retail and service businesses in many ways, but they do share some commonalities. As a matter of fact, many states now regulate the…more
| Franchise Law

Focused on Franchise Law - May 2014

FRANCHISOR 101: When is Unreasonable, Reasonable? Crown Imports, LLC (Crown) imports Corona beer from Mexico. In 2008, two of Crown's Southern California distributors, Classic and HBC, agreed that Classic would buy HBC's…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Franchise Law

Focused on Franchise - April 2014

FRANCHISEE 101: Terminated Franchisee Can Pursue Fraudulent Disclosure Claims - In Solanki v. 7-Eleven, Inc., a U. S. District Court in New York ruled that a terminated 7-Eleven franchisee who decided to purchase a third…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Franchise Law
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