In This Issue:
- Franchisor Uses Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy To Obtain Control Over Infringing Domain:
A franchisor whose trademark was being infringed in a domain name recently obtained transfer of the domain to its control through a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) arbitration action.
- Court Holds Former Franchisee In Contempt For Failing To Comply With Temporary Restraining Order:
In Ledo Pizza System, Inc. v. Singh, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46906 (D. Md. Apr. 3, 2014), a federal court in Maryland granted a franchisor’s motion for contempt against a former franchisee who failed to comply with a temporary restraining order prohibiting his continued operation of a pizza franchise following termination.
- Class Certification Denied In Customer’s Federal Lawsuit Regarding Unsolicited Text Messages:
A federal court in California denied class certification to a customer who received an unwanted text message from a promotional campaign by a franchisee.
- Court Holds That Franchisor May Be Liable For Data Breach At Franchised Location:
A federal court recently denied the motion of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to dismiss a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission for unfair or deceptive acts or practices based on breaches of the property management computer system used by Wyndham and its franchisees.
- Georgia Federal District Court Rules That Franchisor And A Related Entity May Be A “Joint Enterprise” Under Federal Wage And Hour Law:
A federal district court in Georgia has conditionally certified a class of plaintiffs in a collective Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour action brought against…
- California Federal Court Denies Franchisee’s Preliminary Injunction Motion To Prevent Franchisor’s Arbitration Of Dispute:
A federal district court in California recently denied a franchisee’s motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent a franchisor from proceeding with arbitration, finding that the arbitration…
- Court Enforces Noncompete After Expiration:
In Anytime Fitness, LLC v. Edinburgh Fitness, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50337 (D. Minn. Apr. 11, 2014), a federal court in Minnesota enjoined...
- Federal Court In California Denies Motion Of Franchisee’s Supplier To Intervene In Franchisor’s Action Against The Franchisee:
A federal district court in California this month denied a restaurant foodservice supplier’s motion to intervene in a franchisor’s action to collect amounts owed by a former franchisee.
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