Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Precedent-setting federal appellate court Law 75 decision

Franchising and distribution law aficionados take notice! In a published decision released yesterday, Casco v. John Deere, No. 17-1570 & No. 17-1571, the First Circuit unanimously affirmed a million-dollar plus federal jury verdict in favor of the Puerto Rico dealer finding violations of Puerto Rico Law 75 from an impairment and termination of a dealership agreement. Since 1999-- and until this case-- the First Circuit had not passed judgment over a jury verdict in a Dealer's Contract Law 75 case. CAB represented the Puerto Rico dealer at trial and on appeal. Stay tuned. More to follow.