Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2006

Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2006

Paperback(2006 Edition)

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Overview

Written by two seasoned franchise law professionals, this book includes extensively researched case law from August 2005 to August 2006. Compiled into an easy-to-use reference, this book will cut timely research out of your day by putting the latest review and analysis on franchise and distribution law at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590317334
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments Series
Edition description: 2006 Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors     xi
Foreword     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     xix
Chapter 1     1
What Is A Franchise?     1
Introduction     1
Right To Sell, Offer or Distribute Goods or Services     1
Franchise Fee     2
Trademark     5
Marketing Plan or System Prescribed or Suggested by the Franchisor     6
Community of Interest     7
Scope and Territorial Reach of Franchise and Related Laws     8
Constitutional Issues     9
Chapter 2     13
Registration And Disclosure     13
Introduction     13
Registration and Disclosure Case Law     13
Federal and State Regulatory Developments     14
Federal Regulatory Developments     14
FTC Enforcement Cases     16
Chapter 3     17
Relationship, Termination and Renewal     17
Introduction     17
Wrongful Termination Claims     19
Notice of End of Relationship     22
Cause for Ending Relationship     23
Does a Statute Apply?     24
"Without Cause" Termination     28
Good Cause Exists     29
Cause Under Industry-Specific Statutes     29
Petroleum Marketing Practices Act     30
Automobile Dealer Laws     32
Alcoholic Beverage Distribution Laws     33
Other Dealer Protection Statutes     34
Encroachment     35
Transfers     37
Non-Competition Agreements and Restrictive Covenants     38
Other Relationship Issues     41
Chapter 4     45
Intellectual Property     45
Trademarks     45
Unauthorized Uses Following Termination     45
Other Unauthorized Uses     49
Misappropriation     53
Chapter 5     55
Common Law     55
Contract Issues     55
Formation     55
Oral Agreements     56
Existence of a Written Agreement/Statute of Frauds     57
Quasi-Contractual Claims     57
Breach Of Contract     58
Must Show Breach of Express Terms     67
Enforcement of the Franchise Agreement by Franchisor     68
No Damages     73
Damages, Other Remedies     75
Compensatory Damages      77
Lanham Act Damages     77
Compensatory Damages Generally     78
Liquidated Damages     79
Punitive Damages     79
Injunctive Relief     81
Declaratory Judgment     83
Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing     84
Not An Independent Cause Of Action     88
Fraud and Misrepresentation     91
Integration Clause/Parol Evidence Rule     91
Reasonable Reliance     93
Representation of Future Action     96
Pleading Fraud With Particularity     97
Other Fraud Issues     98
Vicarious or Derivative Liability     101
Employment-Related Claims     101
Other Claims     102
Tortious Interference     108
Refusal to Consent to Transfer     108
Interference With Contractual or Advantageous Business Relationships     109
Interference With Prospective Business Relationships     111
Settlement and Release     113
Chapter 6     119
Antitrust     119
Restraints Of Trade     119
Robinson-Patman Act     123
Chapter 7     125
Other Federal Issues     125
Bankruptcy     125
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act     127
Civil Rights/Employment Law     129
42 U.S.C. Sections 1981 and 1982     129
Title VII     132
Fair Labor Standards Act     133
Securities Laws     134
Chapter 8     135
Other State Law Issues     135
Unfair And Deceptive Trade Practices Acts/State Franchise Protection Statutes     136
Taxation     139
Uniform Commercial Code     140
Chapter 9     143
Procedure     143
Jurisdiction     143
Personal Jurisdiction     143
Removal     147
Comity     147
Constitutional Issues     148
Remand     150
Subject Matter Jurisdiction     151
Forum Selection, Venue and Forum Non-Conveniens     151
Cases Enforcing Forum Selection Clauses     152
Cases Refusing To Enforce Forum Selection Clauses     155
Venue     157
Forum Non Conveniens     158
Choice of Law     158
Arbitration     160
Scope Of Arbitration Clauses      165
Enforceability     166
Challenges To Arbitration Awards     168
Other Procedural Issues     170
Abstention     171
Standing     172
Indispensable Parties     173
Collateral Estoppel/Res Judicata     173
Waiver of Jury Trials     175
Miscellaneous     176
Chapter 10     177
Miscellaneous Issues     177
Statute of Limitations     177
Costs and Attorney's Fees     180
Sanctions     183
Malicious Prosecution and Negligence     183
Insurance     184
Chapter 11     187
International     187
International Franchise Law Statutory Developments     187
Canada     187
Ontario     188
Newfoundland     189
Judicial Decisions     190
Canada     190
Hong Kong     190
Table of Cases     191
Index     205

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