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Ohio Court of Appeals Upholds a Successor Manufacturer’s Termination of a Distribution Franchise
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

The “successorship” provision of Ohio’s franchise law for alcohol beverages has spawned much litigation over the past two decades. Premium Beverage

Food and beverage law update: October 2015
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2015

Wage and hour litigation has become what some call the new "workplace revolution." Data from the Federal Judicial Center indicates that federal wage

NLRB forces restaurant to allow posters insinuating germ-infested food
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

The NLRB's ruling in Miklin Enterprises, Inc. dba Jimmy John's is based on section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which guarantees

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun NLRB rocks franchise world by authorizing complaints against McDonald’s as a joint employer; signals significant step toward broadening the joint employer test
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

The National Labor Relations Board is attempting to expand the reach of the National Labor Relations Act once again - this time the NLRB's Office of

Recent NLRB directive against McDonald’s provides fuel for active Attorneys General
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2014

This week the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Richard Griffin, authorized 43 complaints of unfair labor practices

Restaurant and retail franchisors: could this be you in 2014?
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

The case of Wojcik v. Interarch, Inc., currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the fast casual

Ohio’s Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act: nothing watered down about a successor manufacturer’s right to terminate a franchise agreement
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2013

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that R.C. 1333.82, Ohio's Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act, permits a successor manufacturer to terminate

Liquidated damages revisited
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

In a lengthy and considered opinion, a U.S. District Court in Ohio recently denied a campground franchisor’s request for an award of liquidated damages against a terminated franchisee

Gangland judicial opinion is a reminder of liability for franchisees and their franchisors
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

In Ford v. Palmden Restaurants, LLC, the Court of Appeals of California issued a strong reminder to both restaurant franchisees and their franchisors of their potential liability for criminal conduct that takes place on a restaurant’s premises

Pizza system deemed not a trade secret
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

Franchisor, Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., recently lost a motion for a temporary restraining order preliminary injunction against a former franchisee after the District Court of South Dakota found that it was unlikely to succeed on its claim that the system for producing "Hot-N-Ready" Pizzas was a "trade secret" under the South Dakota Trade Secrets Act