On March 26, 2015, U.S. Judge Jose L. Linares of the District of New Jersey denied a franchisors’ motion for preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete and non-soliciation clauses. Under the franchise agreement, Executive Home said the defendants agreed not to compete for a period of two years within a 10-mile radius of Executive Home’s…

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled this month that former Florida AAMCO franchisees did not violate their non-compete agreement when they left the franchising chain after 21 years. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody stated in her opinion, “Even though AAMCO has established that it has a legitimate business interest that can be protected by a…

Effective January 1, 2016, the California Franchise Relations Act (CFRA) has been amended to provide greater protections to California franchisees. Termination: For most defaults, the CFRA now requires the franchisor to meet an ostensibly tougher “good cause” standard than current law and allows the franchisee at least 60 days to cure the breach (current law…

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