Franchising Depositions

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Juris Publishing, Incorporated, 2004 - Depositions - 750 pages
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Updated Annually or When Needed. Franchising Depositions is the only work available that focuses on strategy, law and forms for taking or defending depositions in the context of franchise relationships. The work discusses the background of franchising and how the dynamics of relationships in franchising impact depositions in franchisor-franchisee disputes. The book provides suggestions and strategy for preparing and conducting depositions, whether as the examining or defending attorney. Franchising Depositions also contains forms (actual depositions conducted by the author and others) to help prepare your own examination outlines, to prepare your witness to be deposed and to plan strategy for defense of depositions. The text is extensively footnoted with discussion and references to the substantive law of franchising. With chapters on depositions in cases of franchise agreement enforcement, rescission and damages, termination and nonrenewal claims, claims between competing franchisors and depositions of expert witnesses, the book is useful to lawyers in any type of franchising dispute. It provides a gateway of information for practitioners who are new to franchising disputes, and is also valuable for experienced practitioners.

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About the author (2004)

: David Gurnick is managing partner of the Woodland Hills, California offices of Arter & Hadden LLP, a national firm with more than 300 attorneys in 10 offices. Mr. Gurnick has represented numerous franchisors and franchisees in litigation, registration and compliance, defense of government investigations, and dispute resolution in federal and state courts. He is an author of many articles on franchising subjects in the ABA Franchise Law Journal, where he served on the editorial board, as well as in various law review, bar journals and other publications. He has spoken on franchise law topics to the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, the International Franchise Association and other groups. He is co-author of "California Franchise Law Jury Instructions, (Matthew Bender) and "Unfair Business Law Practices" (Ch. 7 Franchisor - Franchise Agreements, Wiley). David is a 1984 graduate of Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. He has been a court appointed discovery referee and judge pro tem in the Los Angeles Municipal Court. He is Past President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and a past trustee of the Los Angles County Bar Association.

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