Antitrust Claim Is Toast In Quiznos Franchise Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge has tossed the antitrust claims brought against Quiznos Franchise Co. LLC, but will allow the rest of the prospective statewide class action alleging fraud and manipulation of the franchise system to proceed.

On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Lenihan of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the antitrust claims and violations of the Pennsylvania Criminal Code provisions, but rejected attempts to have the franchisees' Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and/or fraud...
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