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Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to automotive paint matching businesses.
Discusses the applicability of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to third-party telemarketing companies hired by an insurance company to sell insurance products.
Addresses a request to conduct a demonstration project for electronic compliance with the Franchise Rule.
Discusses whether the Franchise Rule applies to a license agreement for the manufacture and distribution of a soil supplement.
re: Sale of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospital to contracted workers who provide services at the hospital
re: Sale of pharmaceuticals by non-profit children's hospital to patients seen in clinics operated by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on the hospital's campus.
Discusses whether a franchisor must disclose a guilty plea involving a violation of the Ontario Gaming Control Act under section 436.1(a)(4) of the Franchise Rule.
re: proposal of PriMed Physicians, a physician group practice with 55 physician employees located in Dayton, Ohio, to create with other Dayton-area physicians an advocacy group to undertake "a campaign to inform and educate the general public" about, in the physicians' opinion, the "ill effects and other consequences of the policies and procedures, including depressed reimbursement, by third party payers in Dayton."
Discusses whether franchisors may use financial statements prepared according to non-American generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Addresses whether a franchisor must furnish disclosures to an existing franchisee when the franchisee initiates a modification of the franchise agreement’s protected territory provision.
Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.