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Did Donald Sterling’s antitrust claim against the NBA have legs?
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 6 2014

The well-publicized battle between the National Basketball Association and Donald Sterling recently, and predictably, found its way into court. Late

International brand expansion Q&A on Middle East franchising
  • Bird & Bird
  • Middle East, United Arab Emirates
  • May 5 2014

The UAE is often looked at as being the first market to open in when businesses are looking to expand to the Middle East as the UAE is seen as a hub

FTC settles case against “rent-to-own” franchisor that guided franchisees’ use of spyware
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 4 2013

On October 22, the FTC announced a settlement with national "rent-to-own" retailer Aaron's, Inc. on charges that it knowingly assisted its

NLRB General Counsel takes aim at franchises
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • July 29 2014

In a move that could have a dramatic impact on the franchise business model, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin has

Drawing on Australian businesses for inspiration may be too close for comfort
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • July 29 2013

A successful Australian drive-through coffee franchise trading as Muzz Buzz has obtained permanent injunctions against a New Zealand company which

Getting down to business: Coalition's review of the franchise sector means potential penalties for franchisors but may also deliver national consistency
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • January 9 2014

Consistent with its pre-election campaign promise, the Coalition Government has announced that this year it will review and amend the Franchising

Should Franchisors be Concerned with the McDonald’s Wage Deal?
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2016

McDonald's Corp. recently agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by workers of one of its franchisees. Stop the presses! Isn't that

Court upholds franchisor’s rejection of proposed transfers
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

A federal court in Kentucky has upheld a franchisor's rejection of three separate Asset Purchase Agreements (APAs) that would have transferred the

Rethinking boilerplate provisions in leases for franchisees
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

When attorneys negotiate commercial leases, often times they breeze through (or overlook entirely) the "boiler-plate" clauses. Think boilerplate

Covenant not to compete in settlement agreement enforced against former franchisee
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

In Lawn Doctor, Inc. v. Rizzo, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17139 (D.N.J. Dec. 11, 2012), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey