7-Eleven Whistleblower Alleges Predatory Practices, Franchise Churning & Personal Vendettas

Blue MauMau “The Franchise Owner’s Most Trusted News Source” Posted Wed, 2014-05-07 19:10 by Sean Kelly Former 7-Eleven Corporate Investigations Supervisor Kurt McCord has dropped a bombshell in the lawsuit of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Karamjeet Sodhi, et. al. McCord, an experienced loss prevention specialist who worked for 7-Eleven, Inc. for 7 months in 2013, has …

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The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2013 Aims to Remedy a Significant Inequity for Individuals with Disabilities

By: Kristen DeNoia By way of a seemingly simple drafting error, Congress has written a significant inequity into law. The current language of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993 (“OBRA”) assumes that an individual with disabilities lacks the capacity to enter into a contract. This law allows individuals with disabilities, under 65 years old, to …

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Franchisee or Employee Debate Lives On

Posted Thu, 2014-02-06 12:23 by Justin Klein There is a long-standing academic debate regarding: independent contractor or employee? A newer debate is stirring: Franchisee or employee? And, while by their definition they seem distinct, state and federal agencies, as well courts around the United States, are weighing in on the issue to the detriment and confusion …

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THE TOP FIVE INVESTOR PITFALLS

THE TOP FIVE INVESTOR PITFALLS Louis D. Tambaro  Marks & Klein, LLP Marks & Klein, LLP has represented, and continues to represent, both brokerage firms in defense of actions and customers in the prosecution of claims against broker dealers for years. While investor losses are more often than not associated with typical market risk that …

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BMW, Bridgestone Can’t Stop Faulty Tire Suit

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez Law360, New York (January 08, 2014, 1:33 PM ET) — A New Jersey federal judge on Monday shot down Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and BMW of North America LLC’s bid to toss a proposed class action accusing the companies of selling defective tires, finding the allegations have been adequately pled. …

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