Mealey's Franchise - Federal Judge Dismisses Contract, Fraud Claims Against Sears Franchisors

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on June 21 granted dismissal of counterclaims asserted by franchisees against a group of retail store franchisors for breach of contract and violations of Illinois law, holding that some of the claims lacked specificity, and denied a request by the franchisees to amend certain claims (Sears Home Appliances Showrooms, LLC, et al. v. Charlotte Outlet Store, LLC, et al., No. 17 CV 8478, N.D. Ill, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104209).
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