Congratulations to David Harris and Sandra Gallini on defeating an application for TRO and preliminary injunction
Congratulations to David Harris and Sandra Gallini on defeating an application for TRO and preliminary injunction filed by franchisees operating over 100 Southern California gas stations in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, as well as emergency motions for injunction to the Ninth Circuit.
The franchisees invoked the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act in an attempt to prevent a major integrated refiner from terminating and non-renewing the franchisees' station leases and fuel supply agreements at the expiration of underlying ground leases held by a third party for the properties. The Greensfelder team served as lead counsel for the principal defendant, a major integrated refiner. The denial of the franchisees' application paves the way for a timely and orderly return of the stations to the property owners.