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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...

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...

IS FRANCHISING HIGHLY REGULATED? Top Franchisee Attorneys Weigh In December 19, 2013 “Prospective franchisees can feel safe investing in a franchise,” many a franchise salesman has stated, “Because franchising is highly regulated, and there are severe penalties for non-compliance.” The International Franchise Association and other opponents of...

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...

WIVES OF SNAP-ON DEALERS WIN RIGHT TO SUE By: Mike Mitchelson - February 2005 In a case that could have broad impact on the franchising industry, a New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled that the wives of Snap-on Tools dealers have the independent right to sue the...