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Mealey's Franchise - Judge Issues Permanent Injunction To Franchisees For Breach Of Contract
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In-home care franchisees breached their franchise agreements, a federal judge in Illinois held Feb. 11, rejecting the franchisees' fraudulent inducement defense and entering a permanent injunction preventing them from operating their business... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Judge: 7-Eleven Franchisee Cannot Sue Under Illinois Consumer Fraud Act
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A franchisee and its shareholder cannot sue 7-Eleven Corp. under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA), a federal judge in Illinois held Feb. 6, granting 7-Eleven's motion to dismiss an amended complaint... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Hotel Franchisor Awarded Summary Judgment In Unpaid Overtime Class Action
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A hotel franchisor was awarded summary judgment by a federal judge in Pennsylvania on Feb. 6 in a suit brought by a former housekeeper accusing it of failing to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Ohio High Court Denies Review Over Franchisor BOPA Violation Ruling
Posted on 6 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court on Feb. 4 denied review of a finding that a franchisor of gastropubs and its owner and manager violated the Ohio Business Opportunity Act (BOPA) by failing to attach a guarantee to a franchise agreement (Burger... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Judge Temporary Enjoins Franchisor On Arbitrating Distributorship Agreements
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on Jan. 31 issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to three individuals who signed franchise distributorship agreements with Matco Tools Corp. in their dispute seeking to enjoin Matco from arbitrating in Ohio... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Transfer Granted In Class Suit Over Franchisee's Fingerprint Scan Requirements
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois judge on Jan. 29 agreed to transfer a putative class complaint over a franchisee's alleged use and retention of employees' fingerprint scans, but transferred the case to the... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Renewed Preliminary Injunction In Franchiser's Trade Secret Dispute Granted
Posted on 29 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Jan. 27 granted a franchisor's emergency renewed motion for preliminary injunction against franchisees who allegedly violated the terms of a franchise agreement and misappropriated the franchisor's... Read More

Mealey's IP/Tech - Judge: Former Distributor Infringed On Trademark, Breached Contract
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

AKRON, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Jan. 22 found that a former distributor breached a contract with Matco Tools Corp. following the termination of a distributorship agreement, infringed on Matco's trademark and breached a promissory note (Matco... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - General Counsel, McDonald's Oppose Reopening Record Following Settlement Order
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The general counsel and a fast food franchisor filed oppositions Jan. 21 and 22, respectively, asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to deny a motion by two labor unions to reopen the record and stay a Dec. 12 order in which... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - IHOP Franchisee Will Pay $70,000 To End EEOC Sex Harassment Suit
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Plantation, Fla., IHOP franchisee will pay $70,000 and provide equitable relief to end a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC announced Jan. 23 (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Judge: Former Distributor Infringed On Trademark, Breached Contract
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

AKRON, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Jan. 22 found that a former distributor breached a contract with Matco Tools Corp. following the termination of a distributorship agreement, infringed on Matco's trademark and breached a promissory note (Matco... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Judge Dismisses Claim Under Minnesota Franchise Act Against Franchise Broker
Posted on 23 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge in Minnesota on Jan. 17 dismissed without prejudice a claim under the Minnesota Franchise Act (MFA) filed by franchisees of a kickboxing fitness facility but refused to dismiss their claim under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Federal Judge Tosses Franchisee's TCPA Class Suit Against Clothing Retailer
Posted on 21 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A former Wyndham Hotel Group franchisee that executed a franchise agreement permitting the franchisor's affiliates to contact it via facsimile has no grounds to sue Lands' End Inc., one of those affiliates, for sending faxes... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Judge Refuses To Dismiss Wage Law Claims Against Franchisee Of Denny's
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio federal judge on Jan. 14 denied a Denny's restaurant franchisee's motion to dismiss state and federal wage law claims after finding that former servers showed that they performed nontipped labor unrelated to their tipped... Read More

Mealey's Franchise - Judge Conditionally Certifies Collective Action Against Domino's Pizza Franchisee
Posted on 15 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Jan. 13 conditionally certified a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action concerning delivery drivers' wages and authorized notice to all delivery drivers employed at five Domino's pizza franchises... Read More