Bimbo Can't Dodge NJ Distributors' Franchise Claims

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A proposed class action alleging Bimbo Foods Bakeries Distribution Inc. blocked 60 baked good distributors from reselling brand name bread products still stands after a New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday pared the suit's lost profit damages claims but preserved its New Jersey state franchise law claims.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler ruled the distributors could bring their suit under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act because they adequately showed they maintain businesses within the state, but he tossed their so-called lost profit damages claim,...
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