PHILADELPHIA – A California business alleges a restaurant franchise allegedly failed to pay rent and is seeking payment from its Newtown guarantor.
A.V. Land & Building Enterprises LLC filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Jignesh Pandya alleging breach of guaranty agreement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff and CT Pizza LLC entered into a lease in September 2011 for a Connecticut property to operate a Pizza Hut franchise. The suit states the defendant personally guaranteed the performance of CT Pizza.
The plaintiff holds Pandya responsible because CT Pizza allegedly defaulted under the terms of its contractual agreement with the plaintiff by failing to make timely payments.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount no less than $720,000, plus court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Gary M. Schildhorn and Heather R. Olson of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-00876