Franchisors Beware! First Court Opinion Interprets the "Large Franchisee Exemption"
January 10, 2019
The Trademarketing Blog
In an Order issued December 19, 2018, by Judge Louis A. Bledsoe, III, Chief Business Court Judge, the North Carolina Business Court has become perhaps the first court in the nation to interpret the Federal Trade Commission’s “Large Franchisee Exemption” (“LFE”). See Window World of Baton Rouge, LLC v. Window World, Inc., No. 15 CVS 1, 2018 WL 6722590, at *1 (N.C. Superior Court, Dec. 19, 2018).