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Direct Buy Franchisor Keeps $$, Says Court

Fading as a franchise, Direct Buy scored a pyrrhic victory over the creditors of a bankrupt franchisee.

Persistent & Peripatetic, Pizza Franchisees Perish

Eatza Pizza franchisees bit off more than they could chew after the IFA declared bankruptcy.

Non-Disparagement Still Issue For Franchises

Legislative and judicial opposition to non-disparagement clauses is growing, but franchise owners should not jump for joy.

Massage Envy Franchisee Wins Against Seller

Contract language defining the relationship of signatories can be very important, as some Massage Envy franchisees discovered.

Hotel Franchisee Imprisoned, Owes $420 Million

A father & son team now in prison have been ordered to pay a $265 million judgment, that is now around $420 million with interest.

Terminated Franchisee Gets $512k, Pays $1,727 In Royalties

Be careful what you wish for. A franchisor got a small amount in unpaid royalties but the franchisee prevailed on a claim for misrepresentation and got awarded half a million dollars.

Noble Roman's Still Pursuing Franchisees

Pursing phantom royalties from defunct franchisees and pursuing franchise fees from new applicants, Noble Roman's (OTC: NROM) is a puzzling case study in franchising.

Edible Arrangements Denies Funding Terrorists

Responding to yesterday's story on BlueMauMau, the attorney for Edible Arrangements & founder Tariq Farid claims that neither the franchise system nor Farid support terrorism.

Employee Arbitration Clause Upheld

Employee litigation is a growing threat to business survival. A recent case shows franchise owners how to draft an employee arbitration provision which courts will uphold.

Broad Arbitration Clause Barrier To Lanham Act Claim

An agreement to arbitrate in India means that the franchisor may not bring a lawsuit in New Jersey for trademark infringement against a terminated master franchisee.