4th Circuit Orders Separate Proceedings In Barbecue Franchisees’ Disputes

(August 10, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT) -- RICHMOND, Va. — Two similar disputes between a franchisor and franchisees must be broken up and partially litigated in federal court and partially decided via arbitration based on clear language in the franchise agreements, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 5 (Chorley Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., et al., Nos. 14-1799 and 14-1833, Justin Trouard, et al. v. Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., et al., No. 14-1800 and 14-1834, 4th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13652).

(Opinion available. Document #73-150814-035Z.)...
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