BP Seeks To Unravel Franchisees' Contract Suit

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 6:50 PM EST) -- BP Products North America Inc. has asked a federal judge to dismiss a group of New Jersey gas stations' suit accusing the energy company of notifying of its intent to end franchise agreements without compensating station owners, a violation of state law.

In a motion to dismiss filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, BP argued that “commission marketer agreements” signed by the station owners limited the relationship to a maximum of 12 years and that after that term it...
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