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Judge Orders Curves Franchisees to Texas, Enforces Statute of Limitations

ST. LOUIS - After 33 franchisee entities filed a 165-count complaint against Curves International alleging the franchisor made misrepresentations that induced them to buy their franchises, a federal judge dismissed 95 claims due to the statute of limitations. The remaining surviving claims were transferred to Texas, the exclusive forum agreed to when franchisees signed their franchise agreements.

Wine & Canvas to Pay Franchisees Attorney Fees for Forcing Undue Litigation

INDIANAPOLIS - A federal court in Indiana ruled in favor of franchisees, ordering Wine & Canvas to pay $175,882.68 in attorney fees. The judge determined that the franchisor admittedly sued the franchisees just so they would incur excessive legal fees in fighting against the company's failed trademark infringement claims and be forced to close their businesses.

Wendy’s Heats Up Legal Battle against 40-Year Franchisee

Wendy's is turning up the heat on its fourth largest franchisee, DavCo, in a lawsuit it filed last December. The 152-unit owner in Maryland refuses to remodel its stores and purchase a new point-of-sale system, and the franchisor vows to terminate its contracts.

Contract Obligations Apply To All

What is worse: a lack of memory or a lack of morals?

Super 8 Gets Grand 400

There is no "I didn't read it" defense to a breach of contract lawsuit. So said a federal court, awarding Super 8 damages of $415,229.

Shoppers Drug Mart’s $1-billion Franchisee Lawsuit

Shoppers Drug MartAngry Canadian pharmacists have officially launched a $1-billion class action lawsuit accusing their franchisor, Shoppers Drug Mart, of breach of franchise contract and unfairly seizing profits.

Fraud, Breach and Wrongful Termination

Just after Labor Day, franchisees around the country filed suits against their franchisors for fraud, breach of contract and wrongful termination.