McDonald's Wins Cert In Fla. Franchise Case

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 12:35 PM EST) -- Fast food giant McDonald's has won the latest skirmish in a Florida state appeals court in a dispute with a franchise group over contracts, rent subsidies and alleged illegal taping.

The Fourth District Court of Appeal granted McDonald's a writ of certiorari on Wednesday to review a partial denial of the company's motion to stay proceedings in favor of a federal lawsuit.

McDonald's filed a case last year in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against franchise operator Melton Management for breach...
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