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Death by 1,000 Cuts: Defending Against Non-Franchise-Specific Lawsuits over ADA Website Compliance, TCPA Violations, IP Infringement, and Other Ancillary Claims

ABA 44th Annual Forum on Franchising: Franchising on My Mind


Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Blank Rome Partner Charles S. Marion will serve as a panelist at the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) 44th Annual Forum on Franchising, “Franchising on My Mind,” being held October 13 through 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Annual Meeting will provide interesting and relevant franchise law programing that is both thought provoking and current. This meeting is intended for all experience levels—for new and seasoned franchise law practitioners— and offers content for litigators and transactional lawyers alike.

Chuck’s workshop session, “Death by 1,000 Cuts: Defending Against Non-Franchise-Specific Lawsuits over ADA Website Compliance, TCPA Violations, IP Infringement, and Other Ancillary Claims,” takes place on Thursday, October 14, at 10:00 a.m.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Franchisors and franchisees continue to be targets of a multitude of third-party claims not directly related to the franchise model. Lawsuits involving patent infringement, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) website compliance, biometrics statutes, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) issues over e-mails, texts, calls, and faxes are among the types of claims that franchisors and franchisees alike often face. Panelists will provide an overview of the types of claims that, though not franchise specific, franchisors and their franchisees frequently have to address, ways to protect against them, strategies to address these suits when they appear at the doorstep, as well as the allocation between franchisor and franchisee of defense and settlement costs.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.