Judge Orders Tax Business Franchisee To Turn Over Confidential Material

(January 13, 2016, 10:17 AM EST) -- NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge on Oct. 29 granted a franchiser's request for preliminary injunction, ordering the former franchisee of income tax preparation businesses to turn over confidential materials and enforcing a noncompete clause in the underlying agreements (Jackson Hewitt Inc. v. David G. Cline, No. 14-6931, D. N.J.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147167).

(Opinion available. Document #98-151202-020Z.)


David G. Cline is a former franchisee of Jackson Hewitt Inc. Cline and Jackson entered into four franchise agreements for the license and operation...
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