El Pollo Loco Verdict Hinges On Good Faith, Fair Dealing

By Steven Yatvin (June 5, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT) -- On May 1, 2018, a California jury awarded an El Pollo Loco Inc. franchisee over $8 million in an encroachment dispute.[1] Encroachment disputes arise when a franchisor sets up a new store in some degree of proximity to an existing franchisee. I say "some degree of proximity" rather than "in the territory of" because lawsuits arise even when the franchisee does not have rights to exclusive territory....

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