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Baskin-Robbins Lawyers Explain Away 'Fee' Charged to Its Supplier to Then Be Charged to Franchisees Is Not A 'Fee'

Gray Plant Mooty attorneys, representing Baskin-Robbins in litigation, clarified in a legal article yesterday, after a judge ruled in their favor in September, the issue at the center of the case that begs the question: When is a "fee" not a "fee."

Firm Warns California’s Franchise Law Could Change Landscape of Franchising

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In Gray Plant Mooty's recent webcast, the moderator began the session stating that they would advise franchisors how they should deal with California's Assembly Bill 525, passed into law last year, and what the requirements and issues would be. More importantly, they would recommend what franchisors must do now to avoid costly mistakes.

Judge Orders Curves Franchisees to Texas, Enforces Statute of Limitations

ST. LOUIS - After 33 franchisee entities filed a 165-count complaint against Curves International alleging the franchisor made misrepresentations that induced them to buy their franchises, a federal judge dismissed 95 claims due to the statute of limitations. The remaining surviving claims were transferred to Texas, the exclusive forum agreed to when franchisees signed their franchise agreements.

Maryland Representative Refuses to Present Franchise Bill without Bar Support

ANNAPOLIS – Jon Cardin, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and candidate for Maryland Attorney General, is now refusing to introduce proposed franchise legislation at the next session because the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) will not support it.

S Korea Adopts Strong Relationship Law Protecting Franchisees

SEOUL, S. Korea -  While franchisees in the United States struggle to get new legislation passed to balance fairness in franchising between the parties, the South Korean government took it upon itself to protect its franchise owners with a new law.

Zarco Speaks on Future of Dunkin', Ethics of Outside Counsel

Robert Zarco in Toronto's ABA Forum on Franchising
Attorney Robert Zarco, Photo/ABA Forum on Franchising at Toronto