Selectively Enforcing Franchise Agreements
The contractual rights and responsibilities of the individual franchisees in a particular franchise system are generally uniform throughout that system. The franchisor achieves this homogeneity by (1) amending or supplementing earlier versions of its franchise agreement to reflect its current version of the document, and (2) requiring all franchisees to adhere to a single operations manual. Uniform obligations help instill consistency in the brand and simplify the franchisor’s monitoring and enforcement efforts.
INBLF Annual Summit to be hosted at U.S. Supreme Court
The International Network of Boutique Law Firms (“INBLF”) has recently announced that its tenth annual “Black Tie” event will be held in Washington D.C., the weekend of October 9, 2014. The event will culminate in a “Black Tie Dinner” hosted by Justice Samuel Alito in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court.