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encroach
used in Fast Food Nation

4 uses
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Definition
to gradually take another's rights or property
  • Franchisees call the practice "encroachment" and angrily oppose it.
    p. 99.1
  • A group of McDonald's franchisees, unhappy with the chain's encroachment on their territories, has formed an organization called Consortium Members, Inc. The group issues statements through Richard Adams, a former McDonald's franchisee, because its members are reluctant to disclose their names.
    p. 100.0
  • The fast food chains are periodically sued by franchisees who are upset about encroachment, about inflated prices charged by suppliers, about bankruptcies and terminations that seemed unfair.
    p. 100.1
  • The bill would also place limits on encroachment, require "good cause" before a contract can be terminated, permit franchisees to form their own associations, allow them to purchase from a variety of suppliers, and give them the right to sue franchisors in federal court.
    p. 101.3

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