Franchisees Who Faked Evidence In Court Case Permitted To Continue Litigating

It should be obvious that it is never a good idea to lie to a court of law. That’s a pretty basic concept, right? Lying in court documents is called “perjury,” and it’s a crime in every State in the union. So it’s always interesting to hear a story about someone who failed to grasp this fairly simple concept — and how they got caught doing it. This time it was the Husains, longtime McDonald’s franchisees, who lied to a court in Northern California in litigation against their franchisor.

California Senate To Consider Franchising Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee of California is scheduled to consider a franchising bill at a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. If passed by California’s legislature (the State Assembly and Senate), SB 610 would amend the California Franchise Relations Act (“CFRA”) by imposing a statutory duty of good faith and fair dealing on franchisees and franchisors.

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