Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments

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American Bar Association, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 383 pages
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Contents

What Is A Franchise?
1
II Right To Sell Offer Or Distribute Goods Or Services
2
III Franchise Fee
5
IV Trademarks
9
VI Community Of Interest
10
VII Scope And Territorial Reach Of Franchise And Related Laws
11
VIII Constitutional Issues
14
Registration And Disclosure
17
C Interference With Prospective Business Relationships
204
VII Settlement And Release
209
VIII Defamation
210
Antitrust
215
A Price Fixing
216
B NonPrice Restraints
220
1 Tying Arrangements
221
2 Exclusive Dealing Arrangements
224

III Federal And State Regulatory Developments
23
B FTC Petitions For Exemption
24
C FTC Rule Enforcement Cases
25
2 Pyramid Schemes
27
E NASAA
35
2 New State Legislation
36
3 Pending Legislation
38
Relationship Termination And Renewal
39
B Cause For Ending Relationship
49
C Cause Under IndustrySpecific Statutes
59
2 Automobile Dealer Laws
62
3 Alcoholic Beverage Distribution Laws
66
III Encroachment
69
IV Transfers
74
V Renewals
79
VI NonCompetition Agreements And Restrictive Covenants
82
VII Other Relationship Issues
89
Intellectual Property
91
B Other Unauthorized Uses
101
C Abandonment Of Marks
113
II Trade Dress
114
III False Advertising
117
IV Copyright
118
V Misappropriation
121
Common Law
125
2 Existence Of A Written AgreementStatute Of Frauds
128
3 QuasiContractual Claims
131
B Breach Of Contract
133
2 Enforcement of The Franchise Agreement By Franchisor
138
3 Reasonableness
140
4 No Damages
141
II Damages Other Remedies
143
2 Franchisees Damages
144
3 Damages For Unlawful Termination
145
B Liquidated Damages
149
C Punitive Damages
151
D Injunctive Relief
156
E Declaratory Judgment
166
III Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing
168
B Exercise Of Sole Discretion
173
C Other Good Faith Claims
174
IV Fraud And Misrepresentation
176
B Reasonable Reliance
182
C Representation Of Future Action
186
D Pleading Fraud With Particularity
187
E Fiduciary Duty
189
F Duty To Disclose
191
G Other Fraud Issues
193
V Vicarious Or Derivative Liability
195
VI Tortious Interference
200
B Interference With Contractual Or Advantageous Business Relationships
201
3 Other NonPrice Restraints
226
II Monopolization
227
III RobinsonPatman Act
229
A Price Discrimination
230
B Commercial Bribery
232
Other Federal Issues
237
II RICO
242
III Civil Rights
247
IV Securities Laws
251
Other State Law Issues
253
II Taxation
258
III UCC
260
Procedure
263
B Diversity Jurisdiction
275
C Removal
278
II Constitutional Issues
282
III Class Actions
285
IV Forum Selection Venue And Forum Non Conveniens
289
B Cases Refusing To Enforce Forum Selection Clauses
291
C Venue
293
D Forum Non Conveniens
295
V ChoiceOfLaw
296
VI Arbitration
297
B Enforceability Of Arbitration Clauses
301
C ChoiceOfLaw And Choice Of Forum
309
D Waiver
310
E Challenges To Arbitration Awards
311
VII Other Procedural Issues
317
B Abstention
318
C Service Of Process
321
D Default Judgments
322
E Standing
323
F Indispensable Parties
325
G Collateral Estoppel
326
H Waiver Of Jury Trials
328
Miscellaneous Issues
329
II Costs And Attorney Fees
332
III Sanctions
336
IV Piercing Of The Corporate Veil
341
V Insurance
344
International
347
C Canada
348
E GERMANY
349
2 Privacy Law
350
G Kazakhstan
351
B Denmark
355
C France
356
D Switzerland
357
E United Kingdom
358
Index
378

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