This week, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held that pre-certification stipulations purporting to limit damages in class actions do not eliminate a federal court’s jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).
Last week, the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Congress conducted a number of meetings with lawmakers in Massachusetts to discuss legislation that would clearly state that franchisees are independent contractors, and not employees.
The State of New York renewed its limited exemption to its Franchise Sales Act (N.Y. Gen. Bus. L. § 680 et. seq.) (the “Act”), which will allow franchisors that are not registered with the State to participate in the International Franchise Exposition under certain circumstances.
A recent California court decision rejects the contention by franchisees, who sued their franchisor, that the arbitration provision in their franchise agreement should not be enforced because it is unfair and unconscionable.