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Civil penalties under the new Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • March 24 2015

On 1 January 2015 a new Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) was introduced. It applies to all conduct on or after 1 January 2015. If a franchise

The resale exemption in franchise legislation: court confirms narrow application

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 24 2015

Section 5(7) of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the "Act") contains a number of exemptions which permit the grant of a franchise

Top franchise matters of 2014

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 24 2015

In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, the California Supreme Court provided welcome clarity regarding the controls a franchisor can safely exercise

Unfair contract terms regime expected to extend to franchise agreements from 1 July

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • March 23 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson announced that the unfair contract terms regime

Ontario Court of Appeal again narrowly interprets the resale exemption in Ontario’s franchise legislation

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 23 2015

In its recent decision in 2147191 Ontario Inc. v. Springdale Pizza Depot Ltd., 2015 ONCA 116, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a finding on

Franchisors' obligations towards the franchisee in the context of a leasing transaction

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 20 2015

In Québec, franchisors often lease or sublease premises to their franchisees in order to retain control over the conduct of operations by the latter

Legal considerations for homebuilder franchises

  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 20 2015

When you think of a “franchise” you probably think of fast food restaurants, car dealerships and gas stations; not homebuilders. Nevertheless

Freedom of contract vs. protection of franchisees: Ontario Court of Appeal applies doctrine of severance to a release provision in a franchise agreement

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 19 2015

In a recent decision the Court of Appeal for Ontario provided commentary on the doctrine of "notional severance" as it applies to franchise

Breaking: court denies IFA's request to enjoin Seattle's discriminatory minimum wage law

  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 18 2015

This just in: a federal court in Seattle has denied the International Franchise Association's request to enjoin the portions of Seattle's minimum

A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 18 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd