Business Opportunity – What do the words mean?

The words sound exciting. The generally accepted meanings imply commerce and “making money”, or as least having the realistic hope of making money. I purposely did not use the word “chance” in the last sentence, because “chance” implies luck, like buying a lottery ticket. Also, the two words, “business” and “opportunity,” when used together, have …

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BURNLOUNGE ORDER – NOT BEING IGNORED – DSA LAWYERS CONSIDERING RESPONSES

The Direct Selling Association Lawyers Council held a conference call this week to consider whether and what actions the Association might take in response to the recent Order issued by the U.S. District Court in the widely followed case F.T.C. vs. Burnlounge, Inc. et.al. (See March Business Associate Advisory for a summary of the case …

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Vitae Gerry Nehra

VITA, GERALD P. NEHRA Mr. Nehra is an Attorney in private practice in Muskegon, Michigan. He is one of a very few attorneys nationwide whose practice is devoted exclusively to direct selling and multi-level marketing issues. His 34 years of legal experience includes 9 years at Amway Corporation where he was Director of the Legal …

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Vitae Waak

VITA, RICHARD W. WAAK EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Juris Doctor, University of Detroit School of Law, Detroit, MI Admitted Michigan Courts 1976 Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI The American Bar Association, Section on Antitrust Law – Franchising Forum State Bar of Michigan – Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section Direct Selling …

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Are They Worth It?

ARE THEY WORTH IT? Companies and their representatives want easy “tests” to determine “legality.” Always a hot topic of discussion and attention is the question of “retailing.” I suggest you “test” the products/services of the company you are considering, or the company whose program you are working, against the ideas presented here. Pyramids and endless …

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