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Jim Wahl concentrates his practice on structuring, documenting, registering, and implementing franchise and distribution programs, as well as registering and protecting clients’ trademark and copyright interests.
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A federal court in Utah denied a requested injunction in a dispute between competitors in the gourmet cookie market. Crumbl LLC v. Dirty Dough LLC, (D. Utah Aug. 11, 2023).
A federal court in Kansas recently granted Defendant Sandvik Mining and Construction’s motion to quash a deposition subpoena of its in-house counsel. Roadbuilders Machinery and Supply Co., Inc. v. Sandvik Mining and Construction USA, LLC, 2023 WL 3790691 (D. Kan. June 2, 2023).
A federal court in Tennessee recently granted a franchisor’s motion to dismiss claims alleging that a franchisor was liable for a workplace mass shooting by a franchisee. Fernald v. JFE Franchising, Inc., 2023 WL 2938312 (W.D. Tenn. April 13, 2023).
A federal court in New Jersey granted summary judgment to a car manufacturer, holding that a retailer coalition cannot state a claim on behalf of its members under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act (NJFPA). N.J. Coal. of Auto. Retailers v. Mazda Motor of Am., 2023 WL 2263741 (D.N.J. Feb. 28, 2023).
A federal court in New Jersey has denied a motion to compel arbitration in a dispute over alleged breach of a franchise agreement. Passion for Restaurants, Inc. v. Villa Pizza, LLC, 2022 WL 18024209 (D.N.J. Dec. 30, 2022).
A federal court in Illinois granted a manufacturer’s motion to dismiss in a dispute over the nonrenewal of a distribution agreement. Fluid Power Engr. Co. v. Cognex Corp., 2022 WL 16856395 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 10, 2022).
A federal court in Nevada recently denied a franchisee’s motion for preliminary relief in a dispute over renewal of a franchise. Terrier, LLC v. HCAFranchise Corp., 2022 WL 4280251 (D. Nev. Sept. 15, 2022).
In an unpublished opinion, a Utah appellate court affirmed the enforcement of a settlement agreement related to a dispute over a terminated franchise agreement. Park Prop. Mgmt. LLC v. G6 Hosp. Franchising LLC, 2022 WL 2165335 (Utah Ct. App. June 16, 2022).
A federal court in New York denied a franchisor’s preliminary injunction motion where it did not establish a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable harm. JTH Tax LLC v. Agnant, 2022 WL 1556656 (E.D.N.Y. May 17, 2022).
A federal court in Florida looked to the explicit terms of the agreements when a franchisee alleged that a franchisor’s failure to provide ongoing support and assistance was in breach of contract. Show Me Hospitality, LLC v. Tim Hortons USA, Inc., 2022 WL 1182896 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 21, 2022).
A federal court in Minnesota recently granted summary judgment to a manufacturer on all claims brought against it by its distributor, holding that optional equipment purchases cannot constitute a franchise fee under the Minnesota Franchise Act. Louis DeGidio, Inc. v. Indus. Combustion, Inc., 2021 WL 6127865 (D. Minn. Dec. 28, 2021).
An appellate court in Tennessee affirmed denial of a “Motion to Correct Misnomer,” which resulted in dismissal of a premises liability action for injuries allegedly sustained in a fall at a Long John Silver’s restaurant. Bodine v. Long John Silver’s LLC, 2022 WL 128473 (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 14, 2022).
A federal court in New York granted a franchisor summary judgment, invalidating its purported supply agreement with a food manufacturer and wholesaler. Bonchon v. LKRG Provisions & Holdings, LLC d/b/a Frontier Food Group, 2021 WL 5042858 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 29, 2021).
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