Just last month, the United States Supreme Court denied the final of many appeals filed by Avis Rent A Car against victorious 94 year-old Alaska Rent A Car franchise owner Robert Halcro. His legal battles with Avis began back in 1973 while this final decision stems from a 2002 lawsuit he filed alleging fraud, breach of contract, anti-trust violations and a host of other violations. After hearing the high court’s decision not to hear the Avis appeal, Halcro spoke to the importance of an independent franchisee association, “Franchisees need to have an organization that will fight for their rights. They have got to feel stronger about the way they can get justice. They should get the respect that they are entitled to.” You can read an excellent news report of Halcro’s history of litigation with Avis at BlueMauMau.