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Some 100 Curves Franchisees Head to Jury Trial after Ruling on Summary Judgment Claims

After being embattled in litigation for the past two years with Curves International Inc., a franchisor of a 30-minute fitness concept designed for women, franchisees are now readied for a three-week jury trial, to commence on April 10, 2017. The Texas district judge issued his order on March 6, denying many of Curves' motion for summary judgment claims, and scheduled the pre-trial conference.

Persistent & Peripatetic, Pizza Franchisees Perish

Eatza Pizza franchisees bit off more than they could chew after the IFA declared bankruptcy.

Franchisor Vicarious Liability: Idaho Adopts Control Test

In a case of first impression, Idaho Supreme Court holds that Operations Manual directives do not constitute sufficient control to hold a franchisor vicariously liable.

Jitterswing News Swings One Way

There have been two articles regarding franchisor Jitterswing on Blue MauMau, and neither one of those addresses the actual complaint in a complete manner.

Pinnacle Pizza v. Little Caesars

Franchisee ideas become the property of the franchisor, ruled the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. And if the franchisee complains, that is a breach of the franchise agreement.

Maiorino v Park Tysen Associates

A franchisor and a franchisee are 2 distinct entities, as are a franchisor and subsidiary corporations. And procrastination can be expensive, a NY court tells a lawyer.