Federal Judge Dismisses Carl’s Jr.’s California Claims Against Franchisee

Mealey's (July 8, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on July 7 granted a motion to dismiss claims against a “fast service” restaurant franchisee filed in California, saying the doctrine of forum non conveniens makes a Canadian court an appropriate forum to try the matter (Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC v. 6Points Food Services Ltd., et al., No. CV 15-9827, C.D. Calif., Western Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88248). (Opinion available. Document #98-160712-043Z.) U.S. Judge George H. King of the Central District of California dismissed without prejudice Carl’s Jr. Restaurants...
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