Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Keeping the Enforcers at Bay – Handling an FTC or State Franchise Investigation

by C. Griffith Towle (co-author)

October 2001 – The process by which the Federal Trade Commission and comparable state authorities evaluate, commence and undertake an investigation of a franchisor’s alleged wrongdoing is the subject of much speculation and misperception. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on the process and provide constructive suggestions on what to do if your franchisor client is the subject of an investigation or your franchisee client believes that its franchisor violated the Federal Trade Commission Act or a state equivalent.  View a pdf copy of the article.