Encroachment Damage Award Tops $8 Million

A California jury finally decided damages this week in a landmark lawsuit the same jury decided in favor of the plaintiff franchisees last December – and good things are really worth the wait. The 12 men and women on the jury awarded the plaintiff franchisees $8.8 Million in damages! The husband and wife franchisee team…

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DDIFO National Conference

We are very excited about a number of the speakers we have confirmed for the 2018 DDIFO National Conference, being held June 11 & 12 at Harrahs New Orleans Hotel & Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana! We will be announcing the complete program agenda within the next few weeks and it is a great lineup…

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DDIFO National Conference

As promised, the registration pages for the 2018 DDIFO National Conference opened earlier this week for franchisee attendees as well as Business Member exhibitors. The Conference will be held earlier than usual this year – June 11 & June 12, so as not to conflict with Dunkin’s convention in September – at the Harrahs New…

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Then A Big Bang, in Court

In a precedent setting decision rendered earlier this month in a California court, noted franchisee attorney Robert Zarco (Zarco Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito, P.A.) won a significant jury verdict against franchisor El Pollo Loco, Inc. that the company breached the implied covenant of food faith and fair dealing by failing to offer new encroaching restaurants…

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