CONTRACTS: FRANCHISE AGREEMENT: TORTS: FLORIDA DECEPTIVE AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT (FDUTPA): ARBITRATION: DISPUTES INVOLVING THE VALIDITY OF THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT, AND NOT JUST THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE, ARE DECIDED BY THE ARBITRATOR UNDER BOTH FEDERAL AND FLORIDA LAW

Hound Mounds, Inc. v. Finch, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D19 (Fla. 4th DCA December 17, 2014)

A Texas corporation, as the franchisor, and a Florida resident, as the franchisee, entered into a franchise agreement. When the agreement did not fulfill his expectations, the franchisee sued in Florida for violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...