Puerto Rico Magistrate Judge: No Federal Question In Franchise Dispute

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A plaintiff asserting trademark infringement stemming from the cancellation of a restaurant franchise agreement has asserted no claims that justify federal jurisdiction, a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico said May 3 in remanding the claims (Franquicias Nativas Inc. et. al. v. Cleridel Corporation,  No. 11-1934 (MEL); 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62287).

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