The Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) is a mandatory obligation for all systems operating in Australia, and takes a comprehensive approach to disclosure, relationship laws and dispute issues. Expert author and leading practitioner Peter Buberis takes a critical view of this regulatory
framework, evaluating the threads that make up the Code that directs the franchising industry in Australia.
Including chapters on the areas of disclosure, good faith, and intellectual property, Buberis takes a comprehensive approach in exploring the Code's development through its consideration and enforcement by the Regulator and the courts. Looking at recent case law, the chapters indicate continuing
points of concern about the Code, and give cognisance to a recent Parliamentary review which may enhance its operation if adopted.
For professionals in the franchising industry, and anyone looking to understand more about the Code that governs Australia's franchises, this is a comprehensive guide that engages and analyses this key piece of legislature.
This volume addresses a variety of topics where economic concepts are intertwined with important legal and policy issues in North America and Europe. Five articles involve analyses of competition issues, including economic plus factors in price fixing cases, the impact of refusals to deal on product
quality, and market definition for intermediate goods. There are also articles on legal -cost allocation and patent hold ups, the strategic use of licensing commitments, and cost sharing's impact on bankruptcy. Finally, there is a very detailed empirical analysis of the monetary cost of raising
children, which has implications for policies of the United States Department of Agriculture.
"Legal and economic analyses overlap and interact in many areas. Recent U.S. Supreme Court and lower court decisions on class action lawsuits clearly focus on the critical role that economic analysis plays in determining the outcome of class actions. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes and Comcast
Corp. v. Behrend have made national headlines, raising the bar in class certification for showing common impact and preponderance through expert testimony. These decisions have turned on the adequacy of the analyses put forth by expert economists, finding the analyses of the plaintiffs' economists
to be insufficient. The decisions will have significant implications for use of expert testifiers in class certification and in estimation of monetary damages, presenting challenges to both attorneys and economists in antitrust and other class actions. This book focuses on the changing landscape of
class action law and its interaction with the economic analysis of key issues in class actions. Articles examine the elements of class action law from diverse viewpoints, featuring defendant and plaintiff perspectives, concerning domestic and international law, and written by lawyers and