Apparent applicability of the Franchise Rule to a log cabin distributorship. Discusses the criteria for coverage of product franchises, including the required payment element, and the fractional franchise exemption.
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re: Dissemination of information concerning proposed revisions of the Medicare RBRVS
re: IPA network of urologists
The applicability of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (response to request by the American Telephone Fundraisers Association), Decisions Volume 120
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to vending machine manufacturers and independent marketing companies. An exhaustive discussion of the coverage issues arising in the sale of business opportunity ventures.
re: provider network of physical, occupational and speech therpists
re: Aition of a patient sorting provision to an agreement between an acute care hospital and a rural health care clinic
Re: Multi speciality physician organization
re: IPA plans to distribute information and educate its members on managed care and community issues).
re: Physician network of hematology/oncology services providers
Compliance obligation of franchisors to include, in required disclosures about contractual provisions regarding termination of the franchise, information about actual policies and practices of the franchisor. Discusses obligation to disclose such policies as permitting franchisees to terminate the relationship voluntarily where the contract does not provide that right, and requiring franchisees to execute a release of claims as a precondition for terminating the relationship.
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a hotel management arrangement. Discusses the "significant assistance" coverage element.
Compliance obligation of franchisor and area sub-franchisor to prepare annual update of joint disclosure statement within 90 days of the close of different fiscal years.
re: Physician network of otolaryngology services providers
re: Physician network of orthopaedic services providers
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a sub-agency licensing arrangement for cellular phone services. Discusses the "required payment" coverage element and the "minimum investment" exclusion from the Rule's disclosure obligation.