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Log In / Register | Dec 18, 2014

District Judge Rejects Suit against Hotel Chains and Reservation Websites

Days after investigations in the U.K. and Switzerland into agreements between hotel chains and online travel companies (OTCs) that set minimum prices for hotel rooms became public knowledge, class action lawsuits were filed in the U.S. alleging federal and state law violations.

Taming Canadian Monsters

Canada BreadIn looking around the world for effective ‘good faith’ and ‘access to dispute remedy’ anywhere it exists, especially given that Australian states are moving to franchise legislation, I’ve ended up at Canada Bread.

Shoppers Drug Mart’s $1-billion Franchisee Lawsuit

Shoppers Drug MartAngry Canadian pharmacists have officially launched a $1-billion class action lawsuit accusing their franchisor, Shoppers Drug Mart, of breach of franchise contract and unfairly seizing profits.

Century 21, NY Brokerage Franchisee To Litigate

Century 21 has terminated its franchise agreement with New York's Laffey Associates, which has 500 agents and brokers working from 14 offices in Queens and Long Island.

Medicine Shoppe Zees File Class Action

The rise of managed healthcare may be decimating independent pharmacies, but Medicine Shoppe franchisees claim their franchisor's mismanagement is making matters worse.

Quiznos Class Actions Near Settlement

CHICAGO – Attorneys for Quiznos franchisees will appear before Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer in Illinois federal court on Friday at 10 a.m. to ask for preliminary approval for a class action settlement of all class lawsuits. Last September, plaintiffs in this case, Ilene Siemer v. The Quiznos Franchise Company, amended their complaint to bring all four actions suits before the court.

Allphones Franchisor In Class Action and Contempt

Australia’s ACCC has instigated a contempt of Court action against franchisor Allphones. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is also representing 74 franchisees in a class action against their franchisor.