Yumilicious Franchise, L.L.C. v. Barrie, No. 15-10508 (5th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Yumilicious, a Texas frozen yogurt company, filed suit against franchisees based in South Carolina after disputes over the franchise agreement arose. Defendants filed a countercomplaint with various counterclaims. The district court granted summary judgment for Yumilicious and dismissed the remainder of the franchisees' counterclaims with prejudice for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6). The court affirmed the district court's grant of partial summary judgment and affirmed the dismissal of the franchisees' remaining counterclaims because the franchisees failed to plead the required elements of their statutory claims, failed to introduce facts suggesting non-economic injuries, failed to introduce evidence of fraudulent inducement, and contractually waived their right to punitive and consequential damages.