Hawaiian coffee farmers have alleged that Kroger has breached a settlement agreement to stop selling falsely labeled “Kona” coffee and urged a Washington federal judge to order the grocery chain to turn over sales records so the farmers can calculate the damages.
Karr Tuttle Campbell’s Franchise & Distribution attorneys represent businesses using franchising, licensing, dealership, or direct selling arrangements for the distribution of goods and services, both domestically and internationally. We have helped clients achieve success in franchise growth, merger and acquisition as well as in high stakes litigation, such as that arising from claims of encroachment, non-renewal, termination, transfer, breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud and misrepresentation, fraudulent earnings, unfair competition, trademark infringement, breach of covenants of confidentiality and non-competition, antitrust violations and deceptive trade practices.
- Multi-unit operators
- Area developers
- Masters and sub-licensors
- Joint ventures
We assist clients in nearly every phase of the franchising process, from business concept refinement and franchise document preparation to regulatory compliance and franchise sales. Attorneys in our practice collaborate closely with the firm’s intellectual property, merger and acquisition, finance, private equity, securities, labor and employment and business and commercial litigation practice groups to provide cost-effective, client-focused solutions to the most complex and sensitive matters.
In September 2020, a number of contractors hired to demolish Pier 58 on the Seattle waterfront were violently plunged into…