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Killion Statement

Below is franchisor attorney William “Bill” Killion’s statement about the court allowing RICO charges against his client Coffee Beanery.

"Manifest Disregard" Alive In 4th Circuit

Ultimately the Supreme Court is going to have to decide this one. The score is now 5-5 with one abstaining.

Racketeering Expert Goes After Coffee Beanery

Successful racketeering charges put people behind bars
Successful racketeering charges land people in jail

BALTIMORE – Rick Welshans and partner Deborah Williams filed their second amended complaint last month against Coffee Beanery alleging racketeering claims, those normally associated with organized crime.

Franchisees to Pursue Racketeering against Coffee Beanery

BALTIMORE – After a six-year legal battle with Coffee Beanery Ltd., franchisees Deborah Williams and Richard Welshans now have a court order allowing them to reopen their case in Maryland.

Court Rules for Coffee Beanery Franchisees

Shuttered Kentucky shop. photo/bmm

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Franchisees Deborah Williams and Richard Welshans scored a victory yesterday in their eight-year battle against The Coffee Beanery and its officers when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in their favor.

Rest Assn Chair Speaks at NY Show

NEW YORK - Michael Kaufman, Chair of the National Restaurant Association, gave the keynote address to the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

Coffee Beanery Franchisees Win on Appeal; Arbitration Decision Vacated

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Blue MauMau) - After the long, strenuous legal battle between The Coffee Beanery and two of its franchisees, the Court of Appeals issued its opinion yesterday in favor of the coffee shop owners.