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Manitoba franchise legislation comes into effect

Canada - November 14 2012 The Canadian province of Manitoba's new franchise laws, The Franchise Act and Franchises Regulation, came into effect on October 1, 2012....

Nicholas C. Rueter.

Forklift dealer held to be a Missouri franchise

USA - November 14 2012 A federal district court ruled that a forklift dealer's relationship with its manufacturer constituted a "franchise" under the meaning of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, and that the manufacturer had violated the MMPA by failing to give the dealer only 22 days' notice of termination, instead of the statutorily mandated 90 days' notice....

Nicholas C. Rueter.

FTC clarifies franchise rule's "exclusive territory" disclosure

USA - November 14 2012 On October 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission answered an additional "frequently asked question" regarding the 2007 amendments to its Franchise Rule....

Nicholas C. Rueter.

Franchisors liable for criminal acts at franchised stores

USA - November 14 2012 In a pair of recent decisions, California courts ruled that franchisors may be vicariously liable for criminal acts occurring at their franchisees' stores....

Nicholas C. Rueter.

Changes to Ohio's business opportunities law

USA - November 14 2012 Changes to Ohio's business opportunities law became effective September 28, 2012....

Nicholas C. Rueter.