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The Franchise Fraud

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ISBN13: 9780471599470
ISBN: 0471599476
Published: November 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The franchise market offers many solid, low-risk business opportunities; however the cases of fraud and abuse far outnumber the success stories. This study, written by an expert in franchise law, examines how and why franchises are often rigged for failure. It covers the hidden contract provisions and other crucial facts that every franchisee should know, including: how to protect yourself against fraud; your legal rights; what to look for and what questions to ask; how to identify contract provisions that could ruin your chances for success; and how to spot and take full advantage of legitimate opportunities.

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Contents:
The Plunder of an American Dream: A Basic Primer to Franchise Fraud; The Promise of Franchising; The Swing of the Pendulum: A Perspective on the History of Franchising; Stealing from the Middle Class; The Franchisee as Indentured Servant; Promises Unfulfilled; You Can Never Leave; Expendable Franchisees; Separating the Wheat from the Chaff; For the Want of Market Power; Whom Do the Laws Protect Anyway?; A New Perspective on Blind Justice; The Franchisee Bill of Rights; Bringing About a Balance; Appendix; Endnotes; Index.