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Mealey's Franchise - Federal Judge Declines To Exercise Jurisdiction Over Franchisees' State Claims

SHERMAN, Texas - A Texas federal judge on Oct. 25 partially granted weight-loss franchisees' motion to remand a case alleging that they were given false representations regarding the exclusivity of the technology they would be given, finding that it would be inappropriate for a federal court to maintain jurisdiction for state claims to resolve minor federal issues and issues that were raised as an affirmative defense (KMCC Enterprises, LLC, et al. v. Savvy Chic Management, Inc., et al., No. 18-532, E.D. Texas, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182822).
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