Florida Federal Judge Denies Removal Of Case To Maryland

Mealey's (April 22, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida federal judge on April 20 denied a chicken restaurant franchisor’s motion to transfer a franchise agreement dispute to Maryland federal court (Cluck-U Chicken Inc., et al. v. Cluck-U Corp., et al., No. 8:15-cv-2274-T-23, M.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52823).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160510-006Z.)

U.S. Judge Steven D. Merryday of the Middle District of Florida said neither the franchise agreement’s forum-selection clause nor the guaranty’s forum-selection clause requires a transfer to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland....
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