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...