This week, the California legislature nearly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 525, which would (if signed by Gov. Brown) amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act (“CFRA”).
A recent lawsuit filed by sandwich franchisor Capriotti’s underlines the importance of brand management for franchise companies. The franchisor sued its Las Vegas-based franchisee, seeking to terminate the franchise agreement in reaction to the franchisee’s co-advertising campaign with a strip club, featuring the tagline “a match made in Vegas heaven: boobs and Bobbies.”
Lawmakers in Massachusetts this week are considering a bill that would (hopefully) resolve some of the troubling issues that were raised in the Massachusetts federal court decision Massachusetts federal court decision in Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc.