Avon_Hardware_et_al_v_Ace_HardwareAttorney Ron Gardner, partner in the Minnesota based law firm of Dady & Gardner P.A. and a recognized expert in franchise law, makes a solid case for adoption of fair franchising laws across the country in a piece posted on the AAFD website.  Attorney Gardner is the counsel of record for the amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (including DDIFO as we’ve signed on) in the case of Avon Hardware, et al v. Ace Hardware.  The amicus is filed in a case relating a franchise disclosure disclaimer pending before the Illinois Supreme Court.  The lower court dismissed the case because of the disclaimer, but the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to hear it on appeal.  The case is still pending and we are currently awaiting court dates for oral arguments.