We've had some recent discussions about OPNAD. This resulted in some anonymous comments expressing anonymous legal opinions. A few of these comments were just Owner/Operator mythology passed down through the ages. I'm also suspicious a few were submitted by corporate pukes, maybe from the legal department.
This might be a little confusing but I don't think we should be having legal discussions on this platform. Too much of what McDonald's Owner/Operators think they know about their legal position is just the result of post-CoOp meeting cocktail talk. Or it might be an echo from something a corporate person said once upon a time.
At any rate, I don't want those echoes bouncing around here. What appears here isn't legal advice so please don't offer such.
OPNAD's a good example. Corporate has kept control of OPNAD for half a century with politics and heavy-handed intimidation.
Feel free to discuss OPNAD but as a voluntary advertising fund, not as an ongoing legal obligation.