Drive-by Lawsuits

We noted this week a story on the dramatic increase – to record breaking numbers – of lawsuits filed alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III. Over 11,000 lawsuits were filed in 2019 – up from just 2700 in 2013 – alleging some violation of the landmark 1990 law. That fact…

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CFA Day Forum Scheduled in DC

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations’ 2020 CFA Day Forum has been confirmed for May 20 in Washington DC and registration is now open. This event is an exceptional opportunity for franchisees to visit with their elected representatives and senators in Congress and discuss the issues that are most impacting your business. This year, the event…

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Fair Franchising in Play in Vermont

Fair franchising legislation has been filed for consideration this year in the Vermont legislature. Several weeks ago, 10 state legislators co-sponsored House bill 890, An Act Related to Regulating Franchise Agreements. The bill seeks to restore some semblance of balance to the franchisee – franchisor relationship and focuses on a number of specific points raised…

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What Happens in Vegas . . .

A number of DDIFO leaders and members attended the 2019 Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and later the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Legal Symposium this week in Las Vegas. At the Restaurant Finance Conference, there was much talk about franchisor and franchisee relationships, and the need to creatively cover rising labor and rent expense. Generally…

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CFA Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is holding its annual CFA Legal Symposium next week at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event was established as a vehicle to help franchisees meet with the country’s top franchisee attorneys. This year’s event, which is being held on Wednesday, November 13, in conjunction with…

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CFA Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Legal Symposium, which will be held in Las Vegas on November 12 & 13 is rapidly approaching, but you can still attend and meet with many of the premier franchisee attorneys around the country. The symposium will be held immediately after the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference at The…

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CFA Legal Symposium

It’s not too late though to attend the Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Legal Symposium November 12 & 13 in Las Vegas. The event, which will feature many of the premier franchisee attorneys around the country, will be held immediately after the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference at The Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip,…

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CFA Legal Symposium Topics Announced

The topics that will be presented at the its 2019 Legal Symposium by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) are those that franchise owners cannot afford to miss, primary areas of concern for many franchise owners! The CFA program at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on November 13 will feature many of the premier…

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RFDC and CFA Registrations

Take a look at the full agenda for the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and you will notice that Dunkin’ CFO Kate Jaspon will be one of the presenters on the The CFO Forum panel; Nicole Miller Regan, of Piper Jaffrey and a panelist at the DDIFO National Conference in New Orleans last year, will…

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Senate Hears Need for Franchising Transparency

The U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, chaired by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, held a public hearing this week on the matter: “Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream in Crisis?” One of the five individuals invited to testify was Subway franchisee and former Coalition of Franchisee Associations Chairman Keith Miller.…

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