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Franchise Succession Planning

What happens to a franchise if a franchisee passes away? Can the franchise be transferred to a qualified successor? Or will the business automatically be terminated?

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.

Former Red Robin Franchisee Sued for Not Terminating

A restaurant under the Red Robin brand was terminated 18 months ago for getting behind in its royalty payments. The problem?

The ABCs of FDDs: Item 17. Renewal, Termination, Transfer and Dispute Resolution

This is the fifth in a series of articles for prospective franchisees that discuss the components of a franchise disclosure document. Unlike almost all other articles about what you will learn in a franchise disclosure document, however, this series will focus on what you may not learn.

"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.

FOG Motorsports v. Arctic Cat

Motor vehicle dealers in New Hampshire must have recourse to NH forum notwithstanding contract language, rules the state's high court in reversing a trial court.

Pressure on Petland After Rabbit Killing

A Petland employee pled not guilty to animal cruelty after she drowned two rabbits and posted a grinning photo on Facebook.

Termination (Pretextual or Ulterior Motive)

The general rule was set forth by Judge Posner in Tuf Racing Products v.