Antitrust Law Daily Wrap Up, FRANCHISING & DISTRIBUTION—D. Minn.: Distributor’s claims of wrongful termination by industrial burner manufacturer fail at summary judgment, (Jan 11, 2022)

By E. Darius Sturmer, J.D.

Claim under Minnesota Franchise Act fails because plaintiff distributor was not a franchisee, and remaining claims all lacked evidentiary support of any wrongful conduct, court explains.

A Minnesota-based distributor of industrial burners and other manufactured parts failed to show that burner manufacturer Industrial Co ...