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Indiana Federal Judge Dismisses State Franchise Law Counterclaims Of Franchisee

Mealey's (September 15, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT) -- INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana federal judge on Sept. 13 dismissed counterclaims brought by a health spa franchisee under the Indiana Franchise Act and the Indiana Deceptive Franchise Practices Act, ruling that although licensing and operations agreements created a franchise relationship, the franchisee is not a resident of Indiana and therefore not entitled to protection under those statutes (7E Fit Spa Licensing Group LLC, et al. v. 7EFS of Highlands Ranch LLC, et al., No. 1:15-cv-01109, S.D. Ind.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123831).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160927-067Z.)...
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