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Discusses the fractional franchise exemption, in particular: (1) whether the location of the fractional franchise may be disqualifying; (2) whether the exemption is available to a partnership; and (3) whether the exemption is available where the fractional franchisee operates the new line of...
Discusses business consultants' obligation to furnish disclosure documents.
re: OPEN's intention to establish a network of independent community pharmacies and pharmacists
Discusses the meaning of "commercial relationship
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit skilled nursing facility to volunteers working at the center
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to free-standing sandwhich shops.
Discusses whether the sale of a pay telephone business opportunity meets the Rule's "continuing commercial relationship" requirement
Clarifies a previous opinion addressing when a future payment may satisfy the Rule's minimum payment requirement.