Tag Archives: franchise

Groundbreaking Sixth Circuit Decision Affirms Shutdown Of Fraudulent Tax Prep Franchise, But Not Its Loan Provider

In United States v. ITS Financial, LLC, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court’s injunction against a fraudulent tax preparation franchise, but not the franchise’s loan provider (a separate company belonging to the same owner). Defendants’ “business model” consisted in large part of “luring low-income customers by advertising tax refund anticipation loans that were rarely … Continue Reading

The Beer and Wine Decisions Keep Flowing

As we reported earlier, the Sixth Circuit has had a busy year with no fewer than five cases involving the beer and wine industry.  In the last two weeks, the Court has issued two decisions involving purported terminations of wholesale distributorships governed by Ohio law.  A third case involving purported termination of Ohio beer wholesalers … Continue Reading

Beer and Wine Cases Brewing in Sixth Circuit

Three significant cases involving the rights of Ohio distributors of beer and wine are currently pending before the Sixth Circuit.  At issue is Ohio’s Alcoholic Beverage Franchise Act, R.C. 1333.82 et seq., and when a manufacturer of beer or wine may or may not terminate its existing wholesale distributors.  Given the increasing efforts by many manufacturers to … Continue Reading