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Foley & Lardner
On January 9, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final rule ("Final Rule") regarding worker classification...
Foley & Lardner
In Seymour Foodmart, LLC v. Drake Petroleum Company, a Connecticut Superior Court ruled on a motion for summary judgment and offered valuable...
Pryor Cashman LLP
Following rounds of rejections during negotiations for a merger, in October 2023, Choice Hotels International announced its hostile bid to take over all of the outstanding...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 25, 2023, in Deslandes v. McDonald's, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded a district court's dismissal of an antitrust case that challenged no-hire and non-solicitation clauses...
Foley & Lardner
Litigants may be stuck with the choices they make in pursuing their rights under franchise agreements.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In yet another victory for Falcon Healthcare ("Falcon") in its two-year dispute with Interim Healthcare ("Interim"), a Lubbock County state district judge granted Falcon a counter-supersedeas bond allowing Falcon.
Venable LLP
In "a tale of wins and losses on both sides," the Delaware Court of Chancery reiterated that advance notice bylaws adopted amid an approaching proxy contest are reviewed through the lens...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Licensing trademarks to franchisees can be a valuable and successful business model—think McDonald's, Papa John's, Dunkin', Orangetheory—but it also comes with some risks.
Littler Mendelson
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and now state attorneys general, have set their sights on staffing companies in their evolving efforts...
Brown Rudnick LLP
Currently eighteen U.S. jurisdictions have adopted statutes regulating franchise renewals, adding a statutory layer to a contract that may contradict terms or install terms that the parties...
Foley & Lardner
In Holt Texas, Ltd. v. Vita Inclinata Techs., Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled on a motion to dismiss based on a forum selection clause in a dispute between a franchisor and its distributor.
IR Global
Digital Partner Michael Einbinder recently published an article in Elite Franchise, helping those dealing with a franchise dispute within the US.
Davis Malm & D’Agostine
As has been widely reported, a verdict came down in the Missouri landmark case of Sitzer et al. v. National Association of Realtors, et al., commonly referred to as the Sitzer/Burnett litigation.
Pryor Cashman LLP
As we discussed in an article published on April 11, 2023, influential hotel owners are seeking to use the legislative process to address the perceived imbalance of power between a hotel franchisor and franchisee.
Foley & Lardner
While many state legislatures have jumped on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) bandwagon by enacting prohibitions on restrictive covenants (which includes both non-competition and non-solicitation...
Volpe Koenig
Get ready for a cinematic exploration of innovation and intellectual property as depicted in popular movies about inventors and creators.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Venturing into the world of licensing may allow business owners to dip their toes into brand expansion without plunging into the complexities and legal requirements of franchising.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
On Oct. 26, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its Final Rule on the joint-employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which will take...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On September 20, 2023, a New York state court ordered a stay preventing Ford from implementing its new electric vehicle ("EV") certification programs for dealers...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
With significant investment in the electric grid and more electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings, the FTC is signaling its intent to further address EV charging stations.
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