Claims Pared In Franchisee Contract Fight With IHOP

Law360, New York (October 29, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A judge has pared down a putative class action brought by an IHOP Corp. franchise manager who claimed that the company didn't hold up its end of the bargain in a 25-year lease and franchise agreement, despite collecting weekly fees.

Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed five of the plaintiff's seven claims in an opinion issued Thursday. The two claims that remain are a breach of contract claim relating to a sharp increase in the...
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