The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source

Log In / Register | Aug 14, 2018
Lawsuit allegation and claim from franchisee against the franchisor

Fired Taco Bell Executive Who Assaulted Uber Driver Now Suing!

Benjamin Golden, a Taco Bell executive at the time, gained notoriety when he was filmed in a vicious physical attack on 22-year-old Uber driver Edward Caban last October.

McDonald’s NLRB Trial Canceled Due to Tech Glitches

NEW YORK - Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan adjourned the National Labor Relations Board trial Monday, in session to determine if McDonald's is a 'joint employer' with its franchisees and can be held liable for alleged labor violations in their restaurants.

McDonald’s Braces for 'Joint Employer' Trial on Monday

Photo by Bob Simpson
McDonald's accused of interfering with demonstrating workers. Photo/Bob Simpson

NEW YORK – McDonald's Corporation's first trial begins tomorrow at the National Labor Relations Board in New York to determine if the world's largest hamburger chain should be ruled a joint employer with its franchisees and, if so, did McDonald's violate fast-food worker rights during protests over low wages.

Papa Murphy’s Fights Federal Anti-Spam Rule Violations

No spamTACOMA – Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza chain is battling a lawswuit claiming violations of the Federal Communications Commission's anti-spam rules for sending hundreds of thousands of SMS (short message service) text message advertisements through an automatic telephone dialing system, without obtaining prior express written consent.

Franchisees Allowed One Claim against The UPS Store on Charges of “Over-dimensioning” Packages and “Upselling” Services

NEW YORK – In a complex litigation between franchisee and franchisor, a federal judge has now dismissed all but one claim brought by store owners against franchisor The UPS Store and its parent company United Parcel Services, Inc.

Former Quiznos Investors Continue Battle against Schaden Group

DENVER – After a Colorado federal judge threw out a lawsuit against the former owner and executives of the now-bankrupt Quiznos sandwich chain, the private equity investors are challenging the decision in the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.

Subway’s Disgraced Pitchman Jared Fogle Braces for Sentencing

INDIANAPOLIS - Jared Fogle, fallen pitchman for the Subway sandwich chain, will learn his fate on Thursday when the sentencing judge hands down her order.

Uber Drivers in UK File Suit for Employee Status

Following similar claims made in the United States, Uber drivers in the United Kingdom have filed a lawsuit alleging the company misclassified them as independent contractors.

Judge Orders Curves Franchisees to Texas, Enforces Statute of Limitations

ST. LOUIS - After 33 franchisee entities filed a 165-count complaint against Curves International alleging the franchisor made misrepresentations that induced them to buy their franchises, a federal judge dismissed 95 claims due to the statute of limitations. The remaining surviving claims were transferred to Texas, the exclusive forum agreed to when franchisees signed their franchise agreements.

Judge Chastises McDonald’s for Playing Games in ‘Joint Employer’ Case

Chess by Thomas Hawk
Chess photo by Thomas Hawk

NEW YORK - A federal judge last Friday accused McDonald's Corporation of "playing games" in order to avoid complying with a subpoena issued by the National Labor Relations Boards. She then gave the franchisor 30 days to hand over thousands of employee emails the federal agency is requesting to determine if McDonald's should be held liable for labor violations by its franchisees.