Protection of Franchisor Confidential Information

A national franchisor contacted Larkin Hoffman when their Minneapolis franchisee ceased operations and transferred customer records to a competitor. Through a series of independent transactions, the franchise team was able to secure the telephone numbers and customer files, partly through the franchisee’s secured lender, and partly through a court order. Once that occurred, the client’s claim against the franchisee resulted in a judgment against the franchisee for over $200,000, and the competitor agreed to pay half of our client’s attorneys’ fees in settlement of the client’s claims.