The Franchise Memorandum
- Posts by Peter J. KlarfeldSenior Counsel
Described in Chambers USA as a “polished, trenchant, and persuasive advocate,” Peter Klarfeld is a partner in the firm's Franchise & Distribution Practice Group. For more than 35 years, he has focused his practice on counseling ...
A federal court in New Jersey has denied a franchisor’s motion for summary judgment on its claim for breach of contract by its franchisee, finding that the franchisee raised issues of material fact regarding whether it had been fraudulently induced to sign its franchise agreement based on an oral promise. Travelodge Hotels, Inc. v. Durga, LLC, 2023 WL 314313 (D.N.J. Jan. 19, 2023).
A federal court in Massachusetts granted a franchisor’s motion for summary judgment, determining that the franchisor did not employ its franchisees because they did not perform services for the franchisor. Patel v. 7-Eleven, 2022 WL 4540981 (D. Mass. Sept. 28, 2022).
A federal court in New Jersey recently entered a $357,917.22 default judgment in favor of a franchisor. Americinn Int'l, LLC v. Mataj12 Corp., 2022 WL 1773779 (D.N.J. June 1, 2022).
A federal court in Missouri recently granted summary judgment to the franchisor of the Hardee’s restaurant system, its parent company, and an affiliate on claims that they were vicariously liable for the fatal electrocution of a child on the playground of a franchised restaurant in Amman, Jordan. Hersh v. CKE Rest. Holding’s Inc., 2022 WL 407124 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 10, 2022).
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