A recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals case addresses the use of exculpatory clauses in franchise agreements, and determines that the clauses relied upon by the franchisor to avoid liability were both insufficiently specific and not conspicuous. As a result, the exculpatory clauses failed to protect the franchisor against fraud claims by the franchisee.
Last week I was interviewed on The Franchise Radio Network, a weekly podcast / radio show. I talked about the franchise industry in general, as well as legal issues specific to franchising. You can find the interview here.
Exciting news (for me, at least): Forward Franchising is now on Alltop. Alltop is an aggregator of online content that lists content from various authors
The California Department of Corporations, which is charged with administering and enforcing California’s franchise laws announced that its restructuring plan has become effective as of today, and is now called the “Department of Business Oversight.”