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Franchise Business Model Under FTC Scrutiny

A Request for Information from the Federal Trade Commission may presage significant changes in the more than $800 billion U.S. franchise industry. Rarely does […]

Mass Arbitrations

Meta’s $37.5 Million Privacy Class-Action Settlement Put on Hold

Meta’s proposed $37.5 million settlement of a privacy class action encountered a stumbling block when U.S. District Court Judge James Donato refused to grant […]

The Three-Day-Minimum Hybrid Approach for Return to Work

As life after the pandemic has normalized, leaders are faced with employees wanting to manage their work/life balance, the company wanting to reduce the […]

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McKinsey’s Opioid Conflict Problem

News accounts in most major outlets and many of the minor ones have been pretty scathing. One source pegs the story under the category  […]

Unusual Confidentiality Clause In CFO’s Retirement Agreement

Richard Cassin, writing in FCPA Blog, discusses an unusual confidentiality clause relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a Walmart CFO’s retirement agreement. […]

Sidney Powell Puts Her Foot In Her Mouth

Her lawyers say “no reasonable person would conclude that her statements were truly statements of fact, they are simply “her opinions and legal theories […]

Novel Antitrust Remedies For Big Tech

Big tech is not amenable to routine antitrust remedies, which are designed to address restraint of trade and restore competition. One remedy that could […]

Law Prof Poses Alternative To Court Packing

NYU law prof Christopher Jon Sprigman says there is a better way than court packing to counter “partisan judges.” Congress has the power to […]

Conservatives Ask Supreme Court to End Qualified Immunity for Cops

Reason.com occasionally gets it right, although their contributors have an annoying habit of reducing everything to dollars and cents (recently a former climate change-denier […]

Assessing The Contractual Impacts of COVID-19

How are contract obligations affected in times of extreme uncertainty? This post looks first at the force majeure clause and how it might apply when contract non-performance is the result of supply chain…