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Franchising in the United States

Global, USA - November 24 2017 A structured guide to franchising laws and practice in the United States

Court finds coverage for consequential damages arising from product recall

USA - January 16 2013 A Minnesota Federal District Court Judge recently ruled that the insured is entitled to defense and indemnification under its commercial liability

New York appellate court upholds claim of oral distribution agreement against supplier

USA - December 11 2012 A New York appellate court has rejected a statute of frauds defense to a claim for breach of oral exclusive distribution agreements

Background checks or blacklists?

USA - April 10 2013 Many employers experience frustration and challenges when trying to obtain meaningful background check information. The cost to replace a terminated

Unsigned contract does not create binding commitment to distributor

USA - July 12 2012 The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently dismissed breach of contract and related claims brought against a manufacturersupplier in connection with its termination of a long-time distributor because the parties had not signed a formal written distribution contract

Franchising in the United States

Global, USA - November 24 2017 A structured guide to franchising laws and practice in the United States

A Fee Charged By A Franchisor To A Designated Supplier, Which Is Passed Along By The Supplier In The Price It Charges Franchisees For Products, Is Not A Fee Imposed By The Franchisor On Franchisees

USA - November 7 2017 Baskin-Robbins charges its designated supplier a fee for the right to manufacture and sell Baskin's proprietary ice cream products to Baskin's

Franchisor’s Motion To Dismiss Class Action Claim Granted

USA - November 7 2017 A federal district court in California dismissed a class action suit initiated against Fitness Evolution Franchising LLC ("FEF"), the franchisor and

Noncompete Extended To Cover Familial Nonsignatories

USA - November 7 2017 In another case litigated by Gray Plant Mooty, the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted a preliminary

Franchise Agreement’s Post-Term Noncompete Withstands Franchisee’s Motion To Dismiss In Colorado District Court

USA - November 7 2017 In another case involving a post-term covenant against competition, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado declined to dismiss