DOJ Is Trying To Rein In Franchise No-Poach Suits

By Boris Bershteyn, Karen Hoffman Lent, Tara Reinhart and Zachary Siegler (February 19, 2019, 4:21 PM EST) -- When we last wrote about evolving antitrust treatment of so-called "no-poach" agreements in October, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson had recently expanded his investigation into the use of such agreements by franchise-based companies outside of the fast food industry, and private plaintiffs around the country were continuing to file class actions challenging various fast food companies' use of such agreements....

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