Lower Courts Seek To Develop Workable Principles

Panelists’ Viewpoints: Supreme Court Leegin Ruling Gets Applied at the Corporate Level

By James M. Mulcahy on November 21, 2012

August 9 Atlanta Roundtable discussion on the Supreme Court Leegin Case is coming into focus. The three panelists have zeroed in on the issues they are most concerned about for their companies. The panelists included: Andrew Rudd, Group General Counsel, Newell Rubbermaid; Peter Dosik, VP and Deputy GC, Church’s Chicken; and James Mulcahy, Partner, Mulcahy LLP.

With the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Leegin case on June 28, many companies are wondering how this ruling may impact their franchising and distribution policies and agreements. Questions are already being raised, and the panelists will be bringing these issues into focus during the August 9 Roundtable at the downtown Ritz Carlton.

The panelists will explore a variety of issues in the aftermath of Leegin. We will encourage participation by attendees in order to address their questions and to share their thoughts about predictions for the future, including Justice Breyer’s prediction that the decision “will likely…create legal turbulence as lower courts seek to develop workable principles.”

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