Jeremy Silberman, a Member with the Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will be the speaker at the Business Dinner Meeting of the Franchise Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 6:30 PM at the New Jersey Law Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Mr. Silberman will be speaking about developments in constructive termination law and recent amendments to the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act. The Committee will discuss these issues in light of the shift in strategy by franchisors and manufacturers to reduce and eliminate exclusive territories to expand market share. In particular, Silberman will discuss his involvement in Maintainco, Inc. v. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc., 408 N.J. Super. 461 (App. Div.), cert. denied, 200 N.J. 502 (2009), in which the court upheld a cause of action for constructive termination under the NJFPA.
He will also report on the constructive termination case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Mac's Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products Company LLC, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2, 2010. Lastly, the group will discuss the recent amendments to the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act, which was signed into law last month.