Franchise Fraud and the Wizard of Oz — Minnesota Franchise Lawyers Watch Out 1/20/16
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on January 12, 2016, in In Moxie Venture L.L.C., et al. v. The UPS Store, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3603, hammered the final nail in the coffin of franchisee fraud claims under the Minnesota Franchise Act by ruling that as a matter of law a franchisee could not argue that it was misled by a franchisor’s fraudulent representations since the franchise agreement contained a franchise fraud disclaimer. Minnesota franchise lawyers should take notice; Minnesota franchise law is under attack.