LOS ANGELES – A Sherman Oaks-based retail shoe store alleges former franchisees have breached their agreements.
Flip Flop Shops Franchise Co. LLC and FFS Holdings LLC filed a complaint on Sept. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against the Amy Neb, Chad Neb, Swagger LLC, Kings X LLC and Polu Lani LLC alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendants were former franchisees of the plaintiff's. The plaintiffs holds Amy Neb, Chad Neb, Swagger LLC, Kings X LLC and Polu Lani LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their franchise agreement with plaintiff by continuing to sell its products and use its marks even after the termination of their agreements.
The plaintiffs seek injunctive relief, enjoin the defendants, compensatory damages, treble damages, restitution and disgorgement, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Teresa H. Michaud and Christina Wong of Baker & McKenzie LLP in San Francisco and Timothy Gorry of Theodora Oringher PC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07259-JFW-E