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Georgia Supreme Court enforces merger clauses in Franchise Agreements

The Georgia Supreme Court recently changed the landscape of franchisee litigation, upholding merger clauses in franchise agreements. In Legacy Academy v. Mamilove, the Supreme Court reversed a $1.1 million jury verdict against the franchisor on claims for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and RICO violations (all related to alleged pre-contractual representations regarding earnings).  The Georgia Supreme Court […]