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Ruling on Seattle Law Poses Big Threat to Small Businesses

Challengers of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance were dealt a second blow in September 2015, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected their arguments that the law’s classification of franchisees violates the Dormant Commerce Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the First Amendment, the Lanham Act, and the Washington State Constitution. Read more . . .

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Message From the Editor-in-Chief

The ABA Forum on Franchising’s annual meeting in New Orleans gave us a great opportunity to make or renew friendships, learn about developments in our field, hear key decision makers’ views on issues that are important to the future of franchising, celebrate the lives of those who left us over the past year, recognize the accomplishments of colleagues, welcome newcomers to the Forum, and, of course, enjoy beignets! Read more . . .