Franchising in Puerto Rico: Legal Framework

In  Puerto Rico Franchises are subject to minimum  legal red-tape; which is unusual for such a regulated business environment. There are no filing or registration requirements or rules governing the offering of franchise units.  However,  the Island is subject to the …

Law 75 distributorship legally terminated for continuous late payments

A  supplier terminated a Puerto Rico dealer distributor for among other things failure to pay on time.  The distributor sued under Puerto Rico’s Distributor Dealers Act 75 for termination without cause.  The court found for the  supplier. Kemco Food Distributors v …

Injunctions not automatic in Puerto Rico Distributor Law 75

Next Step Medical Co., Inc. v. Biomet, Inc.; 2016 TSPR 120 is a recent case dealing with Puerto Rico’s Distribution Law 75.  It involved a local dealer/distributor and  a manufacturer/supplier of medical devices.  After a protracted negotiation process to hammer out …