Exxon Wins Bid To Nix Md. Franchisees' Contract Suit

Law360, New York (July 13, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Oil Corp., White Oak Petroleum LLC and Getty MD Leasing Inc. have won their bid to toss a suit brought by 65 Exxon franchisees in Maryland over Exxon's plans to sell off their franchise agreements to middlemen who the franchisees feared would drive them out of business.

Judge Alexander Williams Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Monday granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the second amended complaint, rejecting the 13 remaining plaintiffs' contention that Exxon violated the Petroleum...
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