Franchisors Receive Helpful Non-Compete Ruling

Franchisors Receive Helpful Non-Compete Ruling

Franchisors received a court ruling in Florida that bolsters their chances of winning non-compete disputes against franchisees. Specifically, in Peterbrooke Franchising of America, LLC v. Miami Chocolates, LLC et al., Case No. 16-CV-20417, a judge in the Southern District of Florida held a franchised retail chocolate store had an enforceable non-compete against one of its former franchisees who began operating a competing chocolate store.

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