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Indiana Federal Judge Dismisses Franchise Fraud Claims Against Publisher

Mealey's (May 18, 2017, 4:13 PM EDT) -- INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana federal judge on May 16 granted third-party defendants’ motion to dismiss franchise fraud claims against them in a trademark infringement case, saying counterclaimants failed to plead their claim with sufficient particularity (Britt Interactive LLC, et al. v. A3 Media LLC, et al., No. 1:16-cv-02884, S.D. Ind., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73945).

(Opinion available.  Document #98-170523-026Z.)

Tom Britt founded Britt Interactive LLC in 2003 and published a monthly newsletter and magazine, the Geist Community Newsletter.  Shortly after that, Britt Interactive sold licenses to...
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