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Home Instead Names Jeff Huber CEO

Home Instead Inc. new CEO
New CEO Jeff Huber

OMAHA, Neb. – Senior care provider Home Instead Inc. announced today that its president Jeff Huber will add the role of chief executive officer to his duties. Current CEO Roger Baumgart, age 67, will step down to become CEO emeritus, effective April 15.

From Big League Baseball to Big League Business: Corey Koskie's Winning Game Plan

When I first spoke with Corey Koskie I wasn’t aware that he was a professional baseball player that had recently retired from the Minnesota Twins.  But within just a few minutes of our conversation, I could tell that he was a different breed of business owner with advanced coaching and people skills.

Franchisor Control Problems and the Alexander Haig Solution

A recent case in California federal court, Vann v. Massage Envy Franchising LLC, 2015 WL 74139 (S.D.Cal. 2015), has given franchisors a win on a fact-specific application of the "employer control" issue in a vicarious liability setting.

Consumer Class Action to Proceed against Massage Envy

A federal district court in southern California ruled that Massage Envy could be held liable for violations of the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) regarding the membership agreements it had originated and distributed to its franchisees for sale to the public. The lawsuit was originally filed on January 18, 2012.

Troubled Aaron’s Appoints New CEO Again

Aaron's Rent-to-own furniture and equipment

ATLANTA – Furniture leaser Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) announced Monday that John W. Robinson III has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately. Robinson will also be a member of the franchisor's board of directors.

Jeffrey Weikert Named President of Payveris

WETHERSFIELD, Conn.—Online and mobile digital payments firm Payvaris announced the appointment of Jeffrey Weikert as its president.

H&R Block Awarded $480K for Attorney Fees, Costs

A Missouri district court awarded H&R Block Tax Services $481K in attorneys' fees in connection with litigation arising out of the franchisor terminating its largest franchisee in Puerto Rico. The court had previously awarded H&R Block $1.3M in damages and issued a permanent injunction, enforcing the franchisee's post-termination obligations.

Should Brokers be Franchised?


The editor of a business forum site asks if brokerages have any business franchising their brokers.

Fitness Franchisors Avoid Franchise Regulations

LOS ANGELES – America’s health and fitness craze has generated a $78 billion revenue worldwide, according to First Research, a leading provider of market analysis tools for various industries.

BrightStar Hides Litigation with Convicted Felon Franchisee

Elderly man walks with aid down boardwalk
A man walks alone down a boardwalk with the aid of a walker. BrightStar franchisees take care of the sick & elderly. Photo: MTSOfan

GURNEE, Illinois – While juggling various lawsuits brought by franchisees against the company and its owner, BrightStar executives and legal counsel have bucked the law by not disclosing litigation between franchisor against franchisee in its franchise disclosure documents (FDD).