Apparent applicability of Franchise Rule to distributorships for the sale of print advertising in regional or national publications.
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re: NJPA Proposal to Establish Two Pharmacist Service Networks
Applicability of Rule's earnings claim dicosure requirements to general media claims made in news stories and elsewhere if copies are given to prospective franchesees by the franchisor.
Inappplicability of the Franchise Rule to possible co-branding relationship in which a licensor's system is to be sub-licensed by a third party franchisor to its franchesees, even though the license to the franchisor is covered by the Rule.
re: Network of optical and vision services providers
re: Multispecialty physician network joint venture
re: Standard-setting and accreditation program
Discusses under what circumstances funeral providers may offer discounts for casket purchases.
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospital to patients of hospital PHO
Discusses whether alternative General Price Lists can be used for certain groups; whether funeral providers may charge translator fees; and whether the General Price List must be in English.
Discusses Funeral Rule's requirements for itemization of charges, disclosure of service charges, and whether a private right of action exists under the Rule.
Discusses the circumstances under which, in providing earnings information to loan processing officials at lending institutions to assist prospective franchisees in obtaining loans, franchisors may not be obligated to provide earnings claim disclosures.
Discusses the conditions under which disclosures required by the Franchise Rule may be provided to prospective franchisees on a computer diskette.
Applicability of the fractional franchise exemption to a rehabilitative services franchise licensed to two types of medical providers.
re: Network of ambulance and ambulette services providers
re: Network of ambulance companies
Opines that funeral provider’s refusal to accept delivery of a casket purchased from a third-party casket seller would violate the funeral rule.
Advises that the funeral rule does not permit a funeral provider to require a family’spresence for delivery of a casket purchased from a third-party casket seller.
re: Cooperative of oral and maxillofacial surgery practices
Apparent applicability of the Franchise Rule to a joint venture and license agreement. Discusses the ineffectiveness of transfers to affiliated companies of ownership of the mark and of franchisee waivers to avoid coverage or compliance obligations.