$7M Jackson Hewitt Franchise Suit Survives Ch. 11 Discharge

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT) -- An Oregon franchisee of Jackson Hewitt Inc. can continue with its $7 million contract-breach suit against the nation’s second-largest tax preparation service, despite missing a deadline to contest a Chapter 11 bankruptcy discharge of its claims, a New Jersey federal judge ruled Thursday.

Boise, Idaho-based FasTax Inc. is accusing Jackson Hewitt of interfering with FasTax's efforts to get the best price for franchise territories it was selling, alleging the tax preparation company imposed an unrealistic two-week time frame for finding prospective buyers for the territories because...
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