Franchisors Entitled to Lost Profits from Terminated Franchisees

Earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit considered a case where a franchisor sought to recover lost profits from a franchisee it terminated for a breach of the franchise agreement. In Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. v. RLB Holdings, LLC, the Court ruled that even though the franchise agreement did not specifically provide for …

Bankruptcy, Dismissal & Statutes of Limitation: A Landmine For The Unwary

Bankruptcy, Dismissal & Statutes of Limitation: A Landmine For The Unwary By James R. VannAttorney at Law   A recent opinion issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals should serve to remind all creditors of the necessity of vigilance when a debtor is in bankruptcy. In Person Earth Movers, Inc. v. Buckland,N.C. App. , 525 S.E.2d 230 (2000), the …