Proposed Pa. Franchise Law Would Tip The Balance Too Far

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 2:38 PM EST) -- Like a strong marriage, a strong franchise relationship must be built on shared success. In the end, no relationship is likely to work out when one side holds all the cards.

The Pennsylvania Legislature may confront this lesson when it considers a proposed new franchise relationship law, House Bill 1620, the Responsible Franchise Practices Act.

As its preamble makes clear, this bill is intended to address what proponents see as an imbalance of power, with franchisors holding all the cards and the courts offering no effective...
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