The Simpsons on Franchising

“Welcome to the Dynamic World of Mobile Pretzel Retailing!” By: Justin M. Klein and Scott D. Salmon – Marks & Klein, LLP The “Simpsons Already Did It,” an episode of Comedy Central’s South Park, proclaimed that everything conceivable has already been explored in-depth by the epic animated series The Simpsons, now in its twenty-seventh season. …

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Is Buying a Franchise Riskier Than Ever? Critics Say It’s Harder to Know What You’re Getting Into—and Easier to Fail Once You’re In

By Sarah Needleman August 25, 2014                 Martin Pollack, Two Men and a Truck | “Had we not done the due diligence we did, I would’ve lost my entire life savings.” Daniel Conlin Franchising has never been a more popular option—or, perhaps, a bigger risk. Over the past …

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7-Eleven Franchisees Allowed to Proceed With FLSA Suit

New Jersey Law Journal Charles Toutant August 6, 2014 Citing 7-Eleven’s pervasive control of its franchisees’ operations, a Camden, N.J., federal judge denied a motion by the convenience store chain to dismiss franchisees’ claims that they are employees of the company and have been denied compensation and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor …

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Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

JULY 24, 2014 KATE TAYLOR ENTREPRENEUR STAFF Staff Writer The world’s largest convenience-store franchisor is facing a Big Gulp-sized lawsuit from within. A group of 7-Eleven franchisees in California filed a lawsuit in federal court on July 11 claiming the company violated their rights as franchisees and individuals under federal and state laws. They argue …

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7-ELEVEN Patel Franchise Lawsuit Alleges 7-11 “Storm Trooper” Tactics

UnhappyFranchisee.Com By Sean Kelly 7-ELEVEN Patel Franchise Lawsuit Alleges 7-11 “Storm Trooper” Tactics Posted: March 19, 2014 A lawsuit filed against 7-Eleven, Inc. yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleges that the convenience store giant is using “storm trooper” tactics to illegally seize valuable franchise rights from its franchisees …

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7-ELEVEN Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Stalking and Harrassment of 7-11 Franchisee

UnhappyFranchisee.com By Sean Kelly 7-ELEVEN Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Stalking and Harrassment of 7-11 Franchisee Posted: March 19, 2014 A successful, multi-unit franchise owner who was the 2008 Franchisee of the Year is suing 7-Eleven, Inc. for stalking, harrassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and for running him down outside a CVS Pharmacy. [It’s the 2nd …

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7-Eleven Exploiting Franchisees, Lawsuit Claims

Huffington Post By Jillian Berman 7-Eleven Exploiting Franchisees, Lawsuit Claims Posted: 08/01/2013 4:08 pm EDT                 A group of five 7-Eleven franchisees claim in a new lawsuit that the corporation manages their stores so tightly that they’re more like employees than business owners, and therefore should be paid …

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