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Franchisee who ignored his disclosure document loses lawsuit

August 29 2013 A franchisee who sued his franchisor for fraud learned the hard way why it's important to read the Franchise Disclosure Document, cover to cover…

Top ten employment legal issues for 2013

January 11 2013 With a new year come new (and returning) legal issues for small businesses and employers. Franchisors and franchisees, which employ millions of workers…

Controversial film “Escape From Tomorrow” shows need to protect intellectual property

January 29 2013 "Escape From Tomorrow," one of the most controversial films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has put copyright and trademark law, as well as the…

Another franchisor faces lawsuit alleging that its franchisees are actually employees

March 11 2013 If you follow my blog, you know that one of the issues I've been writing about for a couple of years now is the problem that certain franchisors have…

The forum-selection clause in your franchise agreement: why it’s important

October 2 2013 One of the most common provisions in franchise agreements is the "forum-selection" clause. Under these provisions, the parties agree that any lawsuit…

HSA Family Contribution Limit is Restored to $6,900 for 2018

May 8 2018 On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2018-27 and restored the 2018 HSA contribution limit to $6,900 for an…

HSA Family Contribution Limit is Restored to $6,900 for 2018

May 8 2018 On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2018-27 and restored the 2018 HSA contribution limit to $6,900 for an…

Employer-Provided Tax Preparation Services Are Includible In Employees’ Gross Income

May 2 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) recently issued Chief Counsel Advice 201810007 requiring the fair market value of tax preparation services…

Trio of Cases Will Significantly Impact Post Grant Proceedings

April 25 2018 Three important decisions were issued in the past week relating to inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…

Payne v. Fiesta Corp. -- opinion highlighting the critical importance of an offer of proof in case involving 'spaceball human gyroscope ride'

March 29 2018 Multiple trial court errors taken up on appeal, including admission of a wobbly expert's testimony, exclusion of evidence, and the denial of various…