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FTB issues legal ruling addressing filing and franchise tax obligations of LLCs and their members
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

I've written several posts on discussing the meaning and ramifications of "doing business" for California tax purposes. See, e.g., Why Your LLC May

B.C.’s Franchises Act to come into force on February 1, 2017
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 4 2016

On October 3, 2016, the Province of British Columbia released the long-awaited disclosure regulation made under the Franchises Act, and has set

Franchise Disputes
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 4 2016

Why do franchise disputes arise? Any long term commercial relationship has the potential for friction but the complicated nature of franchise

Another court ruling shows franchisors the value of providing an item 19 FPR
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2013

Take-away: Franchisors cannot rely on disclaimers in the contracts and FDD to protect against claims of providing false financial information. The

Good faith in franchising: soon to be mandated by the code
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • July 29 2013

The Government has adopted most of the recommendations for amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct put forward by Mr Alan Wein's independent

Get the door; it's a vicarious liability lawsuit
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

On October 11, 2012, the California Supreme Court granted review of Patterson v. Domino's Pizza to address the circumstances in which a defendant franchisor may be held vicariously liable for tortious conduct by a supervising employee of a franchisee

Manitoba franchise regulations
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada
  • September 14 2011

As of early September 2011, it is expected that the Government of Manitoba will release a draft of its franchise regulations within the next month or two

Franchisee’s damages claim is dismissed due to failure to fulfill obligations
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 6 2010

In July 2004, Kia Canada Inc. (the "Franchisor") informed 9144-5593 Québec Inc. (the "Franchisee") that it would authorize the Franchisee to open a Kia dealership in Laval, subject to compliance with certain terms and conditions, notably the acquisition of a permanent site and the construction of the dealership building before October 2005 (the "Agreement"

Alberta Court confirms new rights for trustees of a bankrupt franchisee
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

Section 84.1 was recently added to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and negatively affects franchisors when their franchisees file for bankruptcy

California district court rules in favor of janitorial franchisor
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

Unlike many recent franchisee-friendly decisions relating to the employeeemployer relationship, the District Court of Northern California recently ruled in favor of a janitorial and cleaning maintenance franchise system