New Jersey Federal Judge Awards Tax Franchisor $279,000

Mealey's (April 29, 2016, 2:12 PM EDT) -- NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge on April 28 granted Jackson Hewitt Inc.’s motion for a more than $279,000 default judgment against an income tax preparation franchisee (Jackson Hewitt Inc. v. DM Professional Services Inc., et al., No. 2:14-1431, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56565).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160510-010Z.)

U.S. Judge Madeline Cox Arleo of the District of New Jersey granted Jackson Hewitt’s motion for $230,523.04 in fees DM Professional Services Inc. owes under franchise agreements and $48,673.89 in attorney fees and costs....
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