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Successful Pre-trial Win on Franchise and Robinson-Patman Act Claims Brought by 32 Franchisees

Successfully defended a franchisor in the Southern District of New York in a suit brought by 32 franchisees claiming violation of the Robinson-Patman Act, breach of the franchise agreements, violation of New York business law, violation of the PMPA and other franchise-related claims. Obtained favorable rulings on a number of motions to dismiss and for summary judgment (Atlantic Autocare, et al. v. Motiva Enterprises LLC, 605 F. Supp. 2d 463 (S.D.N.Y 2009)), with the result that all claims by all plaintiffs were disposed of or withdrawn prior to trial.

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