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7-Eleven Inc. Sues Franchisee Associations Coalition after Tradeshow Protest

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Just when you thought things could not get any worse for the giant 7-Eleven convenience store chain in the United States, with thousands of franchisees and the franchisor battling out their disputes in courts and in the public media, another bombshell hit last week at the end of 7-Eleven's annual convention and trade show.

Franchise Terminations and Self-Inflicted Harm

In a recent franchise case the United States District Court of New Jersey (the “Court”) hammered another nail in the termination coffin of a former 7-Eleven franchisee Karamjeet Sodhi ("Franchisee Sodhi" or "Mr. Sodhi"), Manjinder Singh, and Karamjit Singh (collectively, "the Franchisees"), when it denied the Franchisees’ Motion for a stay of the Court's Order granting judgment to Plaintiff 7-Eleven.

7-Eleven Offering Multilingual Service in Japan

Convenience chain 7-Eleven, founded in 1927 in Dallas and now Tokyo based, has foreigners flocking to its familiar-looking stores in Japan, which are seemingly found every few blocks.

7-Eleven Blasted: Slavery Under Investigation

"They can't run 7-Eleven as profitably and successfully as they have without letting this happen.

Australia: If There's So Little Profit, Why Do People Buy 7-Eleven Franchises?

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been in Australia since 1977. It has twice been Australia’s “Franchisor of the Year”. If the franchisees really can’t make a buck without underpaying their employees why do they buy a 7-Eleven franchise?

Court Disqualifies Franchisee Firm Marks & Klein for Paying 'Fact' Witness in 7-Eleven Case

A district judge ruled that Gerard "Jerry" Marks and his law firm Marks & Klein are disqualified from further participating in a franchisee lawsuit against 7-Eleven, Inc., claiming unlawful termination. His decision was centered on how Marks paid a witness, a former employee of 7-Eleven's asset protection department, to testify against the convenience store franchisor on how it treats franchisees.

Contract Waiver Dismisses 7-Eleven Oral Earnings Claims to Franchisee

NEW YORK – A federal judge in New York ruled last month that a 7-Eleven franchisee cannot go forward with his fraud claim under the New York Franchise Act. The reason? When he purchased his store and signed his franchise agreement, he also agreed to a waiver on any “untrue and unwritten” financial projections of future earnings of his store made by 7-Eleven officials outside the franchise disclosure document.

Wingstop Hires Bill Engin as Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS – Wingstop Restaurants Inc. announced yesterday the appointment of Bill Engen to replace outgoing Bill Knight as the firm's chief operating officer effective immediately.

California Senate Sends Fair Franchising Bill to Gov. Brown

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Inside view of Sacramento capitol dome. photo/KatieCarr

SACRAMENTO—The California state senate voted 23 - 9 late Thursday in favor of SB 610, a bill that strengthens franchisor good faith relations with franchisees. It is now ready for Governor Jerry Brown's signature to become law.

Franchisees Claim 7-Eleven Seizing Stores for Bogus Reasons

7-Eleven Arrests of Store OwnersFranchisees in Riverside, California are claiming that 7-Eleven is using “storm trooper interrogation and isolation tactics” to strip them of their 20-year-old store, using bogus charges.