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Freedom of the Press includes Bloggers

Bill of Rights from the National Archives
The Bill of Rights. photo/US National Archives

UKIAH, Calif. – The online publisher of Unhappy Franchisee, Sean Kelly, won a major court victory over Mark Golob, ex-CEO of franchisor Butterfly Fitness. Golob sued Kelly because he felt the blogger wrote "negligent misrepresentations about me."

Free Speech Wins! Butterfly Fitness Ex-CEO Mark Golob, Lawyer Nikolaus Reed Lose Defamation Suit against Unhappy Franchisee

Judge cites the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in judgment. photo/bmm

UKIAH, Calif. – A writer and Web publisher of news that concerns franchise investors and owners has scored a substantial win for bloggers' rights of free speech and a free press.

Butterfly Fitness’ Timetable of Regulatory Troubles in California

SACRAMENTO – Below is the timetable of franchising firm Butterfly Fitness and its regulatory problems with California's Department of Corporations through the years.

Medical Marijuana Franchising: Compliance and Termination

As the medical marijuana industry continues to grow, medical marijuana franchise business models have become more popular. In fact, recently we reviewed a franchise agreement for a business that provides doctor recommendations for using medical marijuana in California.

Counterpoint: You Are Wrong, Steinberg

Let there be NO doubt, Robert Zarco and his law firm represent franchisees. Anybody who really knows my firm and the work we do knows that Robert Zarco is first and foremost the champion of franchisees across the country and around the world.

CNBC Shelves Cold Stone Story after Zarco Attacks

Cold Stone complains to CNBC that there show wasn't fair and CNBC pulls show
CNBC films a Cold Stone ice cream mix being made, source/CNBC

SCOTTSDALE, AZ –  CNBC unexpectedly pulled its documentary Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising after receiving a threatening letter from Kahala’s newly retained counsel Robert Zarco.

Obama Signs Act Protecting American Bloggers

WASHINGTON — On August 10 President Barack Obama signed the Speech Act, which shields American journalists, publishers (both print and online) and bloggers from “libel tourism,&rdquo

Court Protects Blogger Gripe Sites!

DETROIT—A seller of business opportunities, Career Agents Network Inc., not only lost its case against a persistent blogger who wrote unkind things about the firm, but in an unusual move the licensor was also ordered by the court to compensate the blogger $23,000 for legal fees.