PHILADELPHIA – A North Carolina franchisor alleges that a West Virginia couple defaulted on their agreements for two franchise locations.
Maaco Franchisor SPV LLC filed a complaint on Oct. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Bodyworks & Painting LTD Inc., Joseph D. Lile and Laurie L. Lile alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that its predecessor-in-interest Maaco Enterprises Inc. entered into a franchise agreement with the defendants in 2005 to operate a Maaco Center in St. Albans, West Virginia and in 2015 for a center in Lexington, Kentucky.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants defaulted on both agreement and that it is owed $134,820 for the West Virginia agreement and $153,424 for the Kentucky agreement.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for all amounts due, royalty fees, profits and other payments entitled to the plaintiff, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Constantine T. Fournaris of Wiggin and Dana LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-04728-MAK