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The Franchise Memorandum

Posts from October 2020 - Issue 258.
Posted in Employment

In a blow to the franchisor community, a federal court in New York invalidated the joint employer regulation recently issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted in Terminations

Based on evidence of numerous customer complaints regarding the franchisee’s business practices, a federal court in Tennessee recently granted a franchisor summary judgment, rejecting the franchisee’s improper termination claims.

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A federal court in Tennessee has held a franchisee in contempt for its failure to deidentify its restaurant after entry of a temporary restraining order and consent permanent injunction.

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Posted in Contracts

A federal court in Arizona granted in part and denied in part cross-motions for summary judgment, finding that an unsigned agreement with various omitted terms and handwritten notations was not enforceable under Arizona’s statute of frauds.

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Posted in Arbitration

A federal court in Tennessee has granted a franchisor’s motion to compel arbitration of all of a franchisee’s claims.

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Posted in Arbitration

A federal court in California has granted a franchisor’s motion to stay the case pending arbitration.

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Since the beginning of 2020, new, comprehensive franchising regulatory schemes have become effective in Belgium, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Thailand; Cambodia has adopted a filing requirement; and Brazil, Malaysia, Ontario, Canada, and South Korea have all amended their existing franchise laws.

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Lathrop GPM continues to provide clients with alerts, articles, and other resources to help clients navigate important legal information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Franchise Memorandum is a collection of postings on summaries of recent legal developments of interest to franchisors brought to you by Lathrop GPM LLP. 

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