The Franchisee Litigation Perspective, an article by Carmen D. Caruso for the International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium, May 2019.
Arbitrator Rejects Tilted Kilt’s Damage Claim as ‘Disproportionate, Unreasonable, Unconscionable and Grossly Oppressive’, an article by Carmen D. Caruso for Blue MauMau, December 11, 2017.
The Myth of Secrecy (and Other Problems) in Franchise Arbitration, an article by Carmen D. Caruso for Blue MauMau, October 17, 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 Certainty, 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.
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
Unconscionability 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
Class Actions In Franchise Cases, American Franchisee Association, April 1999