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Only parties to the contract can sue for breach of the contract In the situation you describe, the contract is between B and D so only B can be sued for its breach. However, ... There is a tort of inducing breach of contract which is not often litigated. Under this tort, if either A or C were aware of B's contract with D (C is almost certainly aware) and ...


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Any, all or none Putting aside the merits of the case, what are the legal basis on which an action could be bought? Contract law The customer only has a contract with the franchisee so any action under contract law, including breach of contract and misrepresentation, can only be brought against the franchisee. Negligence Tort All three are potentially ...


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Under US law, the question of whether a franchisor is legally responsible for damages caused by a franchisee generally depends on how much control the franchisor exerts over franchisees. If the franchisor exerts "enough" control, it is liable; if the franchisee is independent "enough", it is liable. Courts use the law of principals and agents to determine ...


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Yes The directors of a company have a fiduciary duty to act within the law for the benefit of their shareholders - not to their customers, not to the government, not to the environment and not to the public. A lawsuit against the company will incur financial loss irrespective of if it is won or lost. It is difficult to see how it is in the shareholder's ...


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