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Collateral estoppel does not bar franchisee’s suit (access required)

Where findings in a state court judgment between a franchisee and his business partner did not involve the same issues as a subsequent action between the franchisee and franchisor and were not essential to the judgment, it was error to dismiss the second suit based on collateral estoppel. Moreover, release agreements with the franchisor did ...