Arbitration and Litigation Lawyers
Franchisees in arbitrations and trials involving
Doctors' Associates Inc. and Subway Realty
Associates Inc.'s franchise agreements
require disputes between Doctor's Associates Inc. and
the operators of its Subway franchises to be resolved by
arbitration in Connecticut. Arbitration is
serious business and the stakes are substantial.
to Questions Frequently asked by Subway Franchisees.
The terms of the DAI arbitration provisions are
such that virtually all disputes between Franchisees and
DAI are resolved without published decisions.
Arbitration is often quicker and less expensive than
trials to a court: That is the good news. However,
these arbitrations are resolved without published
decisions and almost always with non-disclosure
requirements. As a result, franchisees and lawyers
who have not handled arbitrations related to Subway
franchises will not have access to the arbitration
decisions: That is the bad news.
Those of us who do handle Subway franchise arbitration
with Doctor's Associates know what has happened on the
cases we have worked on. That information
may help us in representing other franchisees. However,
we are prohibited from sharing with other franchisees
information about resolutions that are subject to
We can tell you that franchisees that have retained us
to represent them in arbitrations commenced by DAI have
chosen to use us in subsequent arbitrations and
recommended us to other franchisees that have asked them
for a recommendation.