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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Burger King Corporation v. Rudzewicz
Citation:471 U.S. 462 (1985)
John Rudzewicz (Defendant) applied to operate a franchise of Burger King Corp. (Plaintiff) in Michigan, where he lived. He sent his application to Burger King’s Florida office, as required. The franchise agreement required him to regularly send payments to representatives from the Florida office. After Rudzewicz missed some of his payments, Burger King’s Florida representatives reached out and attempted to negotiate, but eventually ordered him to shut down his franchise. When he refused, Burger King sued him in Florida court.
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