NJ Judge Trims Bias Suit By McDonald's Franchisee

Law360 (March 21, 2018, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state court judge has trimmed allegations in a McDonald’s restaurant operator’s lawsuit alleging the fast-food corporation is forcing out older franchisees by undermining their expansion opportunities, but ruled that a discrimination claim in the suit can still proceed.

The March 16 order by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Joseph V. Isabella, which wasn’t accompanied by a decision detailing his reasoning, granted McDonald USA LLC’s motion to dismiss franchisee Sebastian E. Lentini’s claims that the fast-food chain’s corporate employees violated the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act and breached an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

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