Burger King Franchisee Class Reopens Pricing Fight

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 2:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge has decided to let Burger King Corp. franchisees refile a class action accusing the company of lowering cheeseburger prices in a bad faith breach of contract, backing off an initial dismissal with prejudice.

While the plaintiffs' first proposal to amend the suit was insufficient, a reconsideration bid lodged in December made a sounder argument, Judge K. Michael Moore ruled Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The court first dismissed the suit in November, rejecting allegations that Burger...
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