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How Are Solo and Small Firms Important Partners in Disaster-Relief Programs, an article by Jackie Condella for the American Bar Association (Solo & Small Firm), October 31, 2017.

Tips for Hiring Expert Witnesses Without Wasting Your Time or Your Client’s Money, an article by Adam Matheson for the American Bar Association (Solo & Small Firm), October 31, 2017.

The Myth of Secrecy (and Other Problems) in Franchise Arbitration, an article by Carmen D. Caruso for Blue MauMau, October 17, 2017.

Dealership Claims After Andy Mohr Truck Centers V. Volvo Trucks North America 869 F.3d 598 (7th Cir. 2017), an article by Associate Adam Matheson for Blue MauMau, October 16, 2017.

The Growing Wave of Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Against Big Law, an article by Carmen D. Caruso for the American Bar Association (Section of Litigation), August 2017.

Damages for Lost Future Profits in Franchise Disputes, Overcoming the New Business Rule and Establishing Reasonable Charity, an article by Carmen D. Caruso and Bruce S. Schaeffer for the American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising), October 2016.

The Art of Storytelling: Using War Stories to Teach Enduring Trial Lessons, Learning the craft of trial practice depends on how you tell the story. Carmen D. Caruso discusses the art of storytelling for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Solo/Small Firm Committee, August 20, 2017.

Federal Judge compliments Carmen D. Caruso at conclusion of trial

Federal Court holds that lost profits are recoverable under preponderance standard

Practicing Law is a Profession First: The Importance of Mentoring Young Lawyers, Carmen Caruso shares his insights for young lawyers seeking to advance in their careers and grow professionally.

Carmen Caruso Offers Advice on the ABA Section of Litigation Sound Advice, Carmen Caruso identifies points every trial lawyer should keep in mind, before and during a trial, that should help develop both areas of trial work. The audio clip is courtesy of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.Carmen Caruso identifies points every trial lawyer should keep in mind, before and during a trial, that should help develop both areas of trial work. The clip is courtesy of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

“Just the Facts on Franchise Litigation”, an interview with Carmen D. Caruso by the Young Advocates American Bar Association Section of Litigation

“Section 1981 Litigation: Making Free Markets Free”, Published in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation – Civil Rights Litigation.

Class Actions in Franchising: Strategic Considerations in Confronting System-Wide Disputes, Presented to the Coalition of Franchisee Associations. September 2011, Chicago Illinois.

Franchisees Claims for Constructive Termination Under the PMPA After Mac’s Shell, Published in The Franchise Law Journal Vol. 30 N. 1 Winter Edition 2011, a publication of the American Bar Association.

Franchise Desk Book: Selected State Laws, Commentary and Annotations, Second Edition, (Revisions editor in 2007 and 2012 for Illinois law chapter), available through the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.

The Franchise and Dealership Termination Handbook, (Revisions editor for Chapter One, “What is Termination?”), publication now available from the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law.

Ready for Trial, Your Honor, Published in the Franchise Lawyer Vol. 13 N. 2 Spring Edition 2010, a publication of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

Support The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009, as published by the DAIRY QUEEN OPERATORS ASSOCIATION/DAIRY QUEEN COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION in their September 2009 newsletter “The Bottom Line”

Optimism In The Quest For “Fairness” For Hotel Owners, March 2009 AAHOA LODGING BUSINESS

Evidentiary & Trial Issues in Franchise Cases, The Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing and Common Law Fraud, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, October 2008

Liquidated Damages in Hotel Franchising, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, January 2008.

Association Standing to Sue and “Coerced Concept Change”, American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, Summer 2008.

Franchising’s Enlightened Compromise: The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, published by the American Bar Association Forum of Franchising Franchise Law Journal Spring, 2007

Unconstionability and Franchise Litigation, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, October 2006

Frequently Asserted Franchise Causes of Action Against Franchisors, International Franchise Association, Legal Symposium, May 2006

Handling Defaults and Terminations Effectively, International Franchise Association, Summer 2006

Baby Richard Cases: A Legislative Solution, Published as guest editorial on July 1, 1995 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Ten Legal Issues Facing New and Established Independent Franchise Associations, American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, 2004

What Lies Beneath: The Franchise Perspective on Franchise Claims Beyond the Written Agreement, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, October 2003

Expert Witnesses In Franchise Termination Cases, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2002

RICO Claims In Business Litigation, Greater Chicago Chapter of The National Association Of Certified Fraud Examiners, October 1994, updated in 2002

Racial Discrimination in Franchising, published Franchise Times®, June 2001

The Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, Illinois CLE, in 2001

Ambiguity In Your Franchise Agreement: Negotiate Now or Litigate Later!, the American Franchisee Association, April 2000

Advertising Fund Issues

7th Circuit Topples Obstacles

Class Actions In Franchise Cases, American Franchisee Association, April 1999

Winning The Case Begins With The First Phone Call
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