Jul 20, 2015 - Blog by |

Dunkin Franchisee Terminated Despite its being Unable to Complete Remodel Due to Government Interference. In this case, Defendants began, but did not complete, the required renovations. Defendants contracted with an architecture firm approved by Dunkin', A & A Architects,1 to design the remodel. The architect drew up plans for a remodel and submitted the plans to local government authorities for approval of building permits. The plans called for placing a bathroom over a “well stub,” a plugged top of a water well, and county health officials objected to the placement of a well stub in the middle of a bathroom floor. Health officials refused to allow the renovations to continue until the plans changed. Dunkin Donuts Franchising LLC v. Claudia III, LLC, United States District Court, E.D.  Pennsylvania, July 14, 2015 Slip Copy, 2015 WL 4243534

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