GAO Franchising Study

A few weeks ago, we advised you of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) initiating discussion and study groups with the goal of looking more closely at franchising laws in general as well as the FTC Franchise Rule in particular. Toward that end, the GAO asked us to extend an invitation to our franchisee members to…

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GAO Creates Study Group on Franchising

At the request of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is developing a study on issues involving franchising up to and including the FTC Franchise Rule and its enforcement. In that vein, the GAO has asked DDIFO to assist getting franchisee volunteers to participate. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that conducts research for…

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Targeting FTC Franchise Rule

In a virtual meeting last week of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky set her sights on the Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule. Chairwoman of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Representative Schakowsky called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a formal study on the inadequacies…

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GAO Releases Report to Congress on Pandemic

On Monday, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) completed and published its report to Congress on the initial government response to the COVID pandemic. The report reviews in detail the four coronavirus relief bills that have been enacted to the tune of $2.6 trillion at this point and delineates the specific obligations of the government…

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