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Jones Day
Courts sometimes disagree over whether provisions in a borrower's organizational documents designed to prevent the borrower from filing for bankruptcy are enforceable as a matter of federal
Arnold & Porter
In the waning days of the COVID summer, the District of Columbia (DC or District) eliminated a valuable tax exemption that real estate investors have routinely used to avoid paying DC taxes on the ...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
In this current environment of uncertainty, would-be entrepreneurs are no doubt reluctant to start a business from the ground up
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In August 2017, five individual convenience store franchisees filed suit in federal court for violations of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law (Massachusetts ICL), the Massachusetts Wage...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a decision of first impression issued last week, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee held, in Gus's Franchisor, LLC v. Terrapin Restaurant Partners, LLC.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision requiring a party's termination...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision requiring a party's termination of a...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On July 16, 2020, the government of Ontario announced that amendments to the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2020 (the "Act") and to its General Regulation (the "Regulation")...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
On August 3, 2020, the Supreme Court of California (the Court) ruled that in order to state a claim for interference with an at-will contract, the plaintiff must allege that the defendant engaged...
Foley & Lardner
One of the most important tools manufacturers and franchisors have available to manage their networks are the agreements they sign with their channel partners.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
If you are reading this, you are almost certainly in the hospitality industry, and you are most likely in a financial and emotional distress.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On June 16, 2020, several employees at a McDonald's franchise in Oakland, California filed a lawsuit against their employer, in a matter entitled Hernandez v. VES McDonald's...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt businesses and markets, and companies begin to look to bankruptcy courts for relief from the resulting liquidity and operational distress...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
It would be difficult to find any person or business that has not been affected by COVID-19. Over the last few months, most states have issued "stay at home," "shelter-in-place,"
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The White House recently issued guidelines for "Opening Up America Again" in anticipation that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon begin to recede, at least in some areas of the country.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The Treasury Department released new guidance on April 23, 2020 regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in an effort to curtail the fallout from news that publicly traded...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The California Department of Motor Vehicles ("DMV") recently disclosed the results of its investigation of the "Care by Volvo" car subscription service ("CbV") that...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
State dealer statutes commonly regulate the incentive programs manufacturers use to encourage dealers to improve performance or upgrade their dealership facilities to meet brand standards.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
On April 15, 2020, Gov. Evers signed into law 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 (Act 185), providing COVID-19 relief for the State of Wisconsin. Act 185 provides several important changes to the State...
Rhoades McKee PC
A design firm in the region was acquired by a former Subway franchisee from Canada.
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