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Posted on Blog April 28, 2016

In the early stages of contract law, courts had often put a heavy emphasis on holding parties to the requirements of the contract, and put an emphasis on allowing free market competition where no contract existed. Claims for Tortious Interference go as far back as 1853. See Lumley v. Gye, 118 Eng. Rep. 749 (Q.B. Read more →

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Posted on Blog January 26, 2016

Where a business, especially a franchisee, is charged with a civil violation by the government, the consequences can be severe. It is extremely important to have legal representation under these circumstances. Many civil violations punish the same conduct as criminal charges, but the government can get around certain due process requirements by prosecuting them through Read more →

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Posted on Blog January 4, 2016

Last month, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams denied a motion by defendants Craig Redman, Karl Maier, and Karl Maier Ltd. for judgment on the pleadings concerning claims brought against them by plaintiff Britto Central Inc. alleging trade dress infringement, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a); trade dress dilution, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c) and Fla. Stat. § Read more →

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Posted on Blog December 21, 2015

In Transunion Risk and Alternative Data Solutions, Inc. v. Reilly, Case No. 4D15-494 (Fla. 4th DCA Dec. 2, 2015), the Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s order denying Transunion’s motion for a preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete agreement against Transunion’s former employee, James Reilly. The Fourth District found that the trial Read more →

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Posted on Blog November 4, 2015

On October 11, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 525 into law, which amended certain portions of the California Franchise Relations Act.  As a backdrop, the California Franchise Relations Act sets forth certain requirements related to the termination, nonrenewal, and transfer of franchises.  Except for the grounds for immediate termination enumerated in Read more →

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