On May 11, 2023, the federal district court in Rapid City, South Dakota, concluded that the South Dakota motor vehicle dealer law did not provide an exclusive list of “goodContinue Reading Court Concludes that “Good Cause” for Termination Includes More than Items Listed in Statute
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On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), which authorized the California Department…Continue Reading (Updated) Not So FAST: FAST Recovery Act on Pause until 2024 Referendum
The Unkindliest Cut of All – the FAST Act
And so we come to the ultimate affront to franchising. Responding to strong lobbying efforts by the Service Employees International Union…Continue Reading CALIFORNIA’S TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT — Part III
The Joint Employment Conundrum
Signed into law on September 18, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Bill 5 (commonly known as AB-5), took effect on January 1, 2020. AB-5 codified…Continue Reading CALIFORNIA’S TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT — Part II
A San Andreas Fault for Franchising
“California’s falling into the ocean!” Growing up in Southern California I heard that every time we had an earthquake. Usually, though, all I had…Continue Reading CALIFORNIA’S TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT — Part I
The right to rescind (or void) a contract is an extraordinary remedy. However, as franchise lawyers know, certain states provide franchisees a right to rescind a franchise agreement in certain…Continue Reading Unintended Consequences of Franchise Rescission Rights
The recent case of Rhine Enters v. Refresco Beverage out of the federal district court of the Southern District of Illinois should be a reminder to licensors and manufacturers…Continue Reading Recent Illinois Case A Reminder of Broad Scope of “Franchise Fee” Element
Eleventh Circuit’s Burger King opinion raises antitrust risks in franchising
Sherman Act challenges to “no-poach” clauses in franchise agreements have been languishing in federal courts for a few years…Continue Reading Want Some Antitrust with your Burger?
The franchise case begins with a quote of movie mogul, Samuel Goldwyn, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper its written on.” Goldwyn’s truism regarding contract law is remembered in…Continue Reading THE VALUE OF ORAL CONTRACTS
“Danger, Danger Will Robinson!” That was the warning of the guardian robot in the 60’s television show, Lost in Space. Intellectual property lawyers are giving similar warnings when it comes…Continue Reading Protecting Your IP in the Metaverse