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HTMLGun Control Advocates Focus on Retailers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
National corporate campaigns are not just the province of unions anymore. An organization that advocates for gun control, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, has gotten into the action as well. The group focuses on national retailers and chain restaurants via social media to pressure them...


HTMLSeven Key Supreme Court Cases for Retailers to Watch
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Supreme Court of the United States is ending its summer recess and will start hearing oral arguments next week. There are seven key cases on the Court’s docket for the current term that could affect retailers. Here is a quick run-down of the important cases for retailers to watch and a...


HTMLBrand Protection: The Case for Franchisor Auditing and Enforcement of Franchise Agreement Compliance Clauses
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
Executive Summary: The recent criminal prosecution of several 7-Eleven franchisees, which arose out of a criminal alien employment investigation, as well as efforts by government agencies to treat franchisors and franchisees as joint employers for the purposes of liability under federal labor and...


HTMLDetermination of the Validity of Non-Competition Clauses in a Franchise Agreement
Erica Chiu; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014
Pursuant to the Explanation of the Fair Trade Commission on the Regulation of the Operating Behavior of Franchisors (hereinafter, the "Explanation"), the so-called "franchisor" refers to an enterprise that licenses its trademark or operating techniques, assists or guides the...


HTMLAssociated Wholesalers, Inc. Lands in Bankruptcy Court
Morris James LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
Robesonia, Pennsylvania-based Associated Wholesalers, Inc. (“AWI”) and ten associated debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed Chapter 11 petition in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. A copy of the AWI petition is linked here: Voluntary Petition...


HTMLOut of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
The United States government in conjunction with the Bloomberg Philanthropies held the first ever US-Africa Business Summit on August 4-6, 2014 to discuss trade opportunities in Africa. A primary focus of discussion at the summit was the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a regulation passed...


HTMLNLRB Deems Micro-Unit an Appropriate Bargaining Unit in Retail Industry
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board" or NLRB) recently issued a pair of decisions applying its Specialty Healthcare test to determine if petitioned-for units in two large department stores were appropriate for bargaining purposes. The Board reached different outcomes in these...


Adobe PDFThe International Comparative Legal Guide to Product liability
Agus Ahadi Deradjat, Hans Adiputra Kurniawan; Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR);
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published by Global Legal Group as part of its cross border guide to Product Liability. on May 2014
This article examines the product liability laws in Indonesia.


HTMLConnecticut’s Supreme Court Clarifies Applicable Forfeiture Standards When Tenant Exercises Option to Purchase Leased Property
Noble F. Allen; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
Commercial leases often contain provisions that provide the tenant with an option to purchase the leased property upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. The issue of what constitutes the forfeiture of a tenant’s right to exercise an option to purchase a leased property was recently...


HTMLTax Increment Financing in New England
John H. Sokul; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
As we all know, the easy sites in New England are gone. The large, square, flat, clean, dry sites with highway access close to large, affluent population centers have been developed. However, there are still plenty of great development (and redevelopment) opportunities. Each presents various...


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