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Franchisee 101: Expo is No Excuse

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A federal court in Missouri ruled that a franchisee’s fraud claim cannot be based on the franchisor’s prediction at a franchise expo of future success in the franchised business....more

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Franchise 101: A Sticky Situation

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A federal court in Maryland entered default judgment and a permanent injunction in favor of an ice cream franchisor against a franchisee that continued operating its ice cream shop after termination....more

Dentons

Hong Kong Companies Judge grants recognition order for “soft-touch” provisional liquidators of offshore company appointed for...

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“As is well known, other than schemes of arrangement, Hong Kong has no legislation that provides for corporate debt restructuring or rehabilitation. This unsatisfactory state of affairs has been the subject of much invariably...more

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Dealer Management Systems Providers Allowed to Proceed With Challenge To Arizona Dealer Data Security Law

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On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, an Arizona federal district court judge issued a long-awaited order on motions to dismiss a complaint filed by CDK Global LLC (CDK) and Reynolds & Reynolds Company (Reynolds) challenging amendments...more

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Washington v. Washington: State Of No-Poach

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The Department of Justice backed off no-poach challenges in franchise agreements in 2019, but the state doubled down. The result? Washington state challenged a raft of no-poach/no-hire provisions in 225 franchise systems,...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Best in Law: AB5 and Franchisees

BB&K Partner Thomas O'Connell Explores the Independent Contractor Law's Impact on the Franchise Industry in a Southern California Newspaper Group Column - In enacting Assembly Bill 5 earlier this year, the California...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

RCG Webinar | Brand Licensing Strategies During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Partner Marc Lieberstein was joined by Adina Avery-Grossman and Louis Drogin of Brandgenuity for a practical business discussion about the brand licensor-licensee relationship during and after the current COVID-19...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Indiana Franchise Compliance Alert: Changes Ahead

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Indiana issued a compliance alert covering four updates to the Indiana franchise laws to take effect on July 1, 2020. The changes (i) add a duty to update FDD within 30 days of a material change (ii) grant the ability to...more

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Knowing the limitation period of your claim: A case example for negligent misrepresentations

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Potential litigants often pay little attention to the rules on limitation. This is ill-advised, given how they can operate as an absolute bar to recovery. A paradigm example is provided by the case of IPP Financial Advisers...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

NYC Council Approves Legislation to Aid Small Retail Businesses Affected by COVID 19 Pandemic

Certain guarantors of restaurant, retail, and other commercial leases in New York City may soon be off the hook for tenant defaults occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a bill recently passed by the New York City...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

The Coronavirus Lesson: Drive-Thrus are an “Essential Service” of Fast-Food Restaurants

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In an effort to enforce social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus, many cities and states across the nation have adopted emergency orders mandating that restaurants, including fast-food chains, shut down their...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Spring Cleaning for Your Trademark Portfolio

Spring is an opportune time to dust off your trademark portfolio and give it a thorough cleaning. Ideally, brand owners should audit their trademark assets on an annual basis with the primary goal of identifying and resolving...more

Hogan Lovells

The emerging normal: navigating food establishment precautions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai

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As part of the COVID-19 "lockdown measures" in Dubai, all dine-in restaurants, cafés and food establishments were temporarily closed as from 25 March 2020. As from 24 April 2020, the Dubai government began the process of...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

All in on Al Fresco? What Municipalities Need to Consider as Connecticut Moves to Expand Outside Dining Under COVID-19 Executive...

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COVID-19 related shutdowns have hit the restaurant industry particularly hard. Even as the government allows more businesses to re-open, questions remain as to whether customers will flock back to their favorite bistro or...more

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Returning to Work in Connecticut: Phase 1 Guidelines

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Governor Ned Lamont has approved a phased reopening of Connecticut businesses. Phase 1, set to begin on May 20, 2020, will by no means, however, be a return to normal. With a mandate that everyone adhere to all social...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Executive Order to Address Zoning Barriers to Re-opening Restaurants and Retail

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Just as quickly as we wrote COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Land Use and Zoning, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order No. 7MM (the Order) to provide municipalities and land users some clarity regarding outdoor...more

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Payroll Protection Program Update: Safe Harbor Guidance

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The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which amended the Small Business Act (“SBA”) to provide short-term loans to companies with fewer than 500 employees and other companies (such as those in the...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Setting the Table in a Post-COVID-19 World: The Restaurant Industry Rises Up to Tackle Its Greatest Challenge Yet (and Maybe Ever)

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Work in the restaurant industry is a grind on a good day. Long hours, revolving staff, never-ending customer expectations, seasonality, supply chain issues, and intense competition are just a few of the daily headaches. As...more

Carlton Fields

Court Compels FMLA Employment Dispute to Arbitration, Finding That Arbitration Agreement Delegated Arbitrability to Arbitrator and...

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A former executive and in-house lawyer for the Miami Heat basketball franchise sued the team for allegedly violating her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act when she was terminated from her employment. ...more

Morgan Lewis - Well Done

Recipe for Reopening Restaurants and Retail Food Establishments

As restaurants and other retail food establishments begin to reopen around the country, trade associations and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have both issued guidance for retail food establishments that provide...more

Hogan Lovells

COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Reopening Guidance for Retail Food Establishments that Closed in Response to COVID-19

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two resources for retail food establishments that are reopening after closing or partially closing in response to COVID-19. The resources include a Food Safety Checklist...more

Lathrop GPM

The Franchise Memorandum - Issue #253

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Welcome to The Franchise Memorandum by Lathrop GPM, formerly known as The GPMemorandum. Below are summaries of recent legal developments of interest to franchisors. Given the widespread and evolving impact of the COVID-19...more

FordHarrison

Six Bay Area Counties and the City of Berkeley Issue New "Shelter in Place" Orders to Ease Some Restrictions for the Purpose of...

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Previously, we discussed the implementation of “shelter in place orders” in the Bay Area that applied additional and severe restrictions on businesses and non-essential personal activities....more

Michael Volkov

Chipotle Mexican Grill Enters Three-Year DPA and Pays $25 Million Penalty for Food Safety Violations (Part II of II)

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In the Chipotle Mexican Grill case, DOJ entered into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) in exchange for the payment of a $25 million penalty stemming from a string of foodborne-illness cases between 2015 and...more

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California DMV Finds “Care by Volvo” Subscription Service Violates State Law

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) recently disclosed the results of its investigation of the “Care by Volvo” car subscription service (“CbV”) that was challenged as unlawful competition by the California New...more

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