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By Laura Andrew
Last night Senator Mitch McConnell admitted defeat of the Senate's health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).
By David Moore, Edward Ezekiel
On July 3, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) stay of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources...
By Laura Andrew
Late yesterday, Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader (R.KY.) announced that the Senate will delay its summer recess for two weeks.
By Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
As soon as the revised health care bill was introduced yesterday, criticism began and the margin for passage may already be compromised.
By Perry McGuire
The Massachusetts legislature is considering, once again, the enactment of a franchise relationship/termination statute titled the "Massachusetts Fair Franchise Act" (the "Act").
By Perry McGuire
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston found that a group of janitorial business owners, who became franchisees as transferees of franchise agreements, had adequate notice of the arbitration...
By Perry McGuire
A bankruptcy court in Texarkana, Texas held that breaches by two debtor-franchisees of a non-competition covenant in their franchise agreement with a print shop franchisor qualified for discharge through bankruptcy.
By Brett Lockwood
Recent civil actions this month brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against two companies that allowed their certification under the U.S.-E.U.
By Perry McGuire
In a pair of recent decisions, California courts ruled that franchisors may be vicariously liable for criminal acts occurring at their franchisees' stores.
By Perry McGuire
A state judge invalidated New York's so-called "sugary drink" ban, which was to come into effect on March 13, 2013, holding the regulation to be "arbitrary and capricious."
By Perry McGuire
Proposed legislation in Nebraska would amend the state's Franchise Practices Act to provide that a franchisee shall not be deemed an "employee" under Nebraska law...
By Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On May 4, 2017, an SGR team consisting of Rodgers Lunsford, Elizabeth Borland, and Courtney Thornton obtained a preliminary injunction from the U.S. District Court...
By Laura Andrew
As discussed in my blog yesterday, Republican Senators will be introducing a newly revised health care bill today.
By Laura Andrew
According to multiple sources, the Senate Republicans will introduce an updated version of the Senate's version of the American Health Care Act, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628) (BCRA)...
By Holly Lance, James Bikoff
On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-17 to address the Supreme Court's decision Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017), which held that the disparagement...
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