Missouri Franchise Bill Clings to Life

You'll recall lawmakers in Missouri are currently contemplating a set of proposals that would reverse the Eighth Circuit court's definition of "franchise" that was established in the Missouri Beverage Company v. Shelton Brothers decision (see WSD 04-23-2013 and WSD 04-30-2013). The proposals would restore the original definition of franchise and make it much harder for suppliers in the state to move brands from their current distribution houses.

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