Links to some of the most interesting stories in franchising this week.
The State of New York renewed its limited exemption to its Franchise Sales Act, which will allow qualifying franchisors that are not registered with the State to participate in the June 2014 International Franchise Exposition.
Attorney Matthew Kreutzer has joined the law firm Howard & Howard PLLC as a partner in its Las Vegas office effective January 1, 2014.
In a move that will affect a number of franchise companies, yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will require private home care agencies to become licensed in the State before providing service.
A franchisee who sued his franchisor for fraud learned the hard way why it’s important to read the Franchise Disclosure Document, cover to cover, before buying a franchise. The California Court of Appeals ruled against him because the disclosure document Big O gave to the franchisee before he bought contradicted each and every one of his claims.
SB 610, which would add a statutory duty of good faith and fair dealing to the California Franchise Relationship Act, has been tabled for the year by the bill’s sponsor. It will be available for consideration by the Assembly Committee next year.