1st Circuit Panel Remands Franchisee, Baskin-Robbins Dispute

Mealey's (June 7, 2016, 2:44 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — A First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 6 reversed a Massachusetts federal court ruling that it lacked jurisdiction to litigate a bi-coastal dispute between Baskin-Robbins Franchising LLC and Alpenrose Dairy Inc. in Massachusetts (Baskin-Robbins Franchising LLC v. Alpenrose Dairy Inc., No. 15-2190, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10203).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160614-047Z.)

The appeals panel remanded the case to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, which ruled on Sept. 25 that it lacked personal jurisdiction over Alpenrose,...
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