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Washington State AG Sues Motel 6 for Giving Guests’ Personal Data to ICE Agents

Washington state's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Motel 6, alleging the national hotel chain instigated a corporate policy in 2015 of providing immigration enforcement agents with guests' personal data based on their national origin, including those with familiar Latino names, to determine if they were wanted by the division of Homeland Security.

Franchisees Vow to Skip 7-Eleven’s Giant Convention, as Lawsuit Progresses

Presidents of 43 franchise owners associations, representing 7,000 franchised locations in the U.S., sent a strong message to 7-Eleven Inc. last November, vowing they will not attend the franchisor's giant convention and trade show in February, known as the 7-Eleven Experience, in protest of its harsh treatment of store owners.

Liberty Tax Investors File Suit to Oust John Hewitt from Board amid Sex Scandal

Liberty Tax ServiceWith tax season fast approaching, Liberty Tax Inc. investors are scrambling to rid the national tax preparation franchise company of its co-founder, now chairman of the board, John Hewitt, alleging his romantic encounters with at least 10 female employees, and having sex in his office, is seriously damaging the company.

Arbitrator Rejects Tilted Kilt's Damage Claim as 'Disproportionate, Unreasonable, Unconscionable and Grossly Oppressive'

In a recent post on this site, I argued that (absent a specific agreement) there is no general requirement that the Awards issued in arbitration must remain secret and that:

Massage Envy CEO Responds to Media Frenzy Nightmare regarding Sexual Assault Claims at Franchisee Spas

A major media frenzy last week exposing 180 sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and state board complaints by customers against the Massage Envy chain, alleging therapists crossed the line into molestation while performing massages, prompted the franchise company to retort in an effort to protect its brand. Some question why the company did not respond immediately.

Massage Envy Chain Gropes with Client Sexual Assault Lawsuits

More than 180 women have now filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board complaints against the massive Massage Envy franchise chain, which includes franchisees, their employees and, some cases, the billion-dollar company itself, Massage Envy Franchising, operating under the umbrella of private equity firm Roark Capital.

Inquiry Finds Fired Liberty Tax CEO Likely Had Sex in His Office, Sexual Escapades with Staff, Franchisees

Liberty Tax ServiceAfter Liberty Tax's board of directors fired founder and CEO John T. Hewitt in September, the franchise company's human resources division received numerous complaints about his risqué sexual behavior, including that he was heard having sex in his office during work hours and was romantically involved with employees and franchisees. The company dug deeper into the matter with an investigation.

Franchisee Waves Goodbye to Car Dealership Due to Ineffective Waiver

A recent decision by the United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling that Chrysler (“Chrysler” or “Franchisor”) had legally terminated one of its car dealers in Riverhead, NY, (“Eagle Auto-Mall”, “Dealer” or “Franchisee”) for the Dealer's failure to have built new dealership facilities within the contractually specified time period set out in the parties’ Letter of Intent (“LOI”).

Franchisees File Major Suit against 7-Eleven for Its Extreme Control over Franchises

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchises, which represent nearly 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, today announced it has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against franchisor 7-Eleven, Inc. for not fulfilling its promise of treating franchisees as independent contractors and business owners.

Indiana Judge Dismisses Jared’s Ex-Wife’s Lawsuit against Subway, Citing Venue

An Indiana judge dismissed a lawsuit last week that had been filed against Subway sandwich chain by the former wife of its imprisoned pitchman Jared Fogle citing improper venue.