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All-Tech Telecom, Inc. v. Amway Corp.
Citation:174 F.3d 862 (7th Cir. 1999)
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Amway’s “TeleCharge” phone allowed customers at hotels and restaurants to place long-distance calls by credit card, with line charges divided between the hotel or restaurant and distributor. All-Tech was created to be an Amway distributor of TeleCharge phones. For reasons beyond All-Tech’s control, TeleCharge was a flop. All-Tech sued for intentional and negligent misrepresentation of the promising nature of TeleCharge.
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