In This Issue:

- Supreme Court Holds Company Can Sue Competitor For Unfair Competition Even If It Complies With FDA Labeling Regulations:

In an 8-0 decision announced on June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court held that a company may sue a competitor…

- Ninth Circuit Affirms Approval Of Class Settlement, Including Fees:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a ruling from a federal California court, approving a proposed class action settlement agreement that included nearly a million dollars in fees…

- Court Finds FTC Sufficiently Alleged That Franchisor And Other Defendants Operated As A Common Enterprise In Data Breach Case:

In another recent decision a federal court in New Jersey denied the motion of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, and Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. (collectively, the "Wyndham Entities") to dismiss…

- Agreement Partially Enforced In New York, Despite Argument That Franchisor Failed To Provide Proper Sales Disclosure To Franchisee:

A federal district court in New York enforced part of a noncompete covenant that existed between a franchisor and former franchisee, finding some of the provision overly broad and only enforcing the aspects necessary to protect the franchisor's legitimate business interests.

- New Jersey Federal Court Dismisses Termination Challenge Under State's Franchise Practices Act:

A New Jersey federal district court last week dismissed a franchisee's wrongful termination counterclaims alleging violation of the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act…

- Federal Court Awards Default Judgment Damages From Guarantors:

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently granted a $570,000 default judgment damage award in favor of a franchisor.

- Puerto Rico Federal Court Upholds Clause Selecting Florida Forum:

A federal court in Puerto Rico granted a franchisor's motion to transfer a case to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida based on…

- California Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment On Termination:

A federal court in California has refused to summarily grant a declaratory judgment that a franchisor properly terminated an agreement with its franchisee.

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