Williams + Hughes has acted for both franchisors and franchisees in franchise disputes, including disputes concerning performance of the franchise agreement, non-solicitation and restraint of trade of former franchisees, and claims relating to competition by the franchisor or other franchisees.
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Relevant examples of our experience include:
Acted for a franchisor in Supreme Court proceedings to restrain a franchisee from abandoning the franchise and operating a competing business relating to hose fittings and parts
Acted for a franchisor in District Court proceedings to restrain a former franchisee from operating a competing driving school business
Acted for a café franchisee in Supreme Court proceedings against a franchisor for allowing competition in the franchise territory
Acted for franchisees in Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the franchisor for misleading and deceptive conduct in the sale of franchises
Advised a real estate agency franchise as to the terms of their franchise agreement
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