Avoid the most common varieties of franchise litigation

Addressing the most common franchisee claims can help franchisors avoid unnecessary lawsuits. "The most common claims brought by franchisees against franchisors include breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and violation of franchise laws," writes Mary Beth Brody, a franchise attorney with the Minneapolis office of Faegre & Benson in Franchising World magazine.

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