How to Respond to Changes in Franchisor Policies
Franchisors and suppliers sometimes put dealers and franchisees at a disadvantage through changes in policies.
These changes can include:
- New and expensive requirements to upgrade or change facilities
- Requirements to install new equipment at unreasonably high costs
- Reductions in territories
- Changes in terms of sale
The number of changes in policy is limitless and the types can vary endlessly.
Policy Changes are Serious Matters
At Dady & Gardner, P.A., we view a franchisor’s change in policy that has a detrimental effect on the franchisee or dealer as a serious matter: it may amount to a breach of contract, a fraud, or simply bad business that ought to be corrected.
Our attorneys have had significant success in addressing these changes in policy through litigation, negotiation, mediation, and the organization of associations of franchisees or dealers to address them.
In some cases, we have been able to roll back policies; in other cases, we have succeeded in negotiating changes in the dealer’s or franchisee’s favor; and in other cases, our franchise attorneys have obtained money damages.
To learn more about our recent victories and work that our Dady & Gardner, P.A. attorneys have successfully litigated on behalf of our clients, please visit our Big Wins page.
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