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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