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Starbucks Suit Heats Up with Seattle's Best Store Owner

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A Starbucks coffee shop in New York City. photo:steinberg

CHICAGO – A franchisee is embattled in litigation not only with franchisor Seattle's Best Coffee but also with coffee conglomerate Starbucks, guarantor of the franchise system.

Hooters Exposes Twin Peaks

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Computer wallpaper at Hooters.com

ATLANTA – Hooters of America is accusing a new competitor of stealing confidential business information to gain unfair competition in its most profitable locations.

Sluggish Ex-spouse Gets Windfall

Some courts still don't understand the basics of franchising.

Point: Sue me, Bob Zarco

If Robert Zarco is going to sue everyone who speaks the truth about Cold Stone Creamery, he'd better hire a few more associates.

"Incredible Pizza" Franchisee Loses $46 Million

Lloyd Robert French invested in a new franchise concept and lost $46,995,735 in 6 years.

Franchise Terminations, Girl Scouts, Homosexuals, and the Yom Kippur War

If you thought you’d seen everything as a franchisee lawyer, then here is a case where the state’s franchise relationship law was given a very expansive and biting interpretation.

Wendy's v. Saverin

The 6th Circuit didn't have sympathy for a franchisee/lawyer who didn't read his contracts with Wendy's.

Bellfort v Petrotex Fuels

Can a franchisee avoid the PMPA and sue his franchisor in state court? Yes, says the 5th Circuit in reversing the Southern District of Texas.