Dunkin' Donuts, NYC Stores Resolve Contract Dispute

Law360, New York (March 23, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT) -- Dunkin' Donuts Franchised Restaurants LLC and Baskin-Robbins Franchised Shops LLC have agreed to drop their suit accusing three New York City franchisees of unlawfully using the chains' trademarks after their franchise agreements had been terminated, now that the defendants have pledged to sell their franchises.

The doughnut and ice cream chains submitted their notice of dismissal with prejudice on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, adding that voluntary dismissal was appropriate because none of the defendants had served an...
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