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Franchisor Accused in Suit of Hiding Kickbacks

Mike Bendfeldt and Betty Muhr-Bendfeldt, who ran 18 Window World locations in 10 states, are charging in a federal court case that their franchisor, Window World, hid from them the kickbacks it was receiving from "sole supplier" and now co-defendant Associated Materials LLC.

Employees May Pursue California Labor Code Claims against McDonald’s on Theory of Ostensible Agency

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal court in California issued a ruling in the pending employee class action, Ochoa v. McDonald's Corp. et al. in September. Its finding was that the employees of a McDonald's franchisee may pursue claims at trial against McDonald's on the theory that the franchisee is McDonald' ostensible agent.

Franchisees Allege Pro-Cuts and Regis Made Bogus Store Earnings Claims

MINNEAPOLIS - Franchisees in Minnesota have filed a lawsuit against Pro-Cuts sports-themed hair care salons and parent Regis Corporation that claims the firms made illegal financial performance representations when selling the Pro-Cut franchise opportunity.

Hotel Sexual Servitude Case to Test ‘Joint Employer’ Ruling

CHICAGO - A Fairfield Inn housekeeper, an African-American single mother of three, two with disabilities, has filed a lawsuit against an assistant manager of the Marriott hotel claiming he forced his sexual advances on her.

Not only is the now-terminated employee holding franchisee TMI Hospitality Inc. responsible, she is also naming Marriott International Inc. as joint employer with the franchisee, due to its direct and indirect control over essential working conditions at the hotel.

Subway Admits to Serious Complaint of Jared’s Interest in Child Sex

After denying allegations that it received formal criticism related to its pitchman Jared Fogle's request for sex with children, Subway has now revealed it did received one "serious complaint" in 2011.

Fogle Foundation Head Formally Charged on Child Sex Exploitation, Conspiracy with Jared

INDIANAPOLIS – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced on September 1 that Russell C. Taylor had been formally charged on 12 counts of child exploitation involving 12 minor children in Indiana. The former CEO of the Jared Fogle Foundation was also charged with one count of distributing and receiving child pornography through an alleged conspiracy with Jared Fogle, longtime pitchman for the Subway sandwich chain.

Subway Ignored Early Signs of Jared’s Desire for Sex with Kids

Former Florida franchisee Cindy Mills has now come forward to tell her story of how Jared Fogle, Subway's pitchman for the past 15 years, related to her seven years ago his sexual interest in children.

Subway Ex-Spokesman Jared to Plead Guilty to Child Pornography

INDIANPOLIS – The Associated Press tweeted this evening that Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will enter a guilty plea tomorrow to possession of child pornography. An Indiana television station first reported the news, citing sources it did not identify. The report also said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday.

FBI Subpoenas Affidavit of Alleged Texts between Jared and Subway Ex- Franchisee

The FBI has now subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts between Jared Fogle, former pitchman for Subway, and a former female Subway franchisee. Reports tell that Fogle stated in messages that he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to the former franchisee's lawyer.