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Ruling on a motion to dismiss in a consolidated action, a federal district court in North Carolina held that several Charlie Graingers area representatives alleged sufficient facts to permit fraud and tort-based claims and other similar claims to proceed against franchisor Charlie Graingers and its individual officers. Trident Atlanta, LLC v. Charlie Grangers Franchising, LLC, 2019 WL 441187 (E.D. N.C. Feb. 4, 2019). The area representatives claimed that prior to signing their franchise agreements, Charlie Graingers’ officers made multiple representations outside of the ...

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In Ellering v. Sellstate Realty Sys. Network, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5015 (D. Minn. Jan. 19, 2011), a Minnesota federal court dismissed a claim by an area representative (the Ellerings) against the franchisor’s sales agent, Krien, finding that Krien did not tortiously interfere with an area representative agreement between the franchisor and the Ellerings that gave the Ellerings the exclusive right to represent the franchisor in soliciting prospective unit franchisees in Minnesota. After Krien allegedly solicited potential unit franchisees in Minnesota, the ...

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