The relationship between company owners and franchisees in Louisiana and elsewhere can experience strain under a variety of circumstances. With a great deal on the line financially speaking, any disputes that arise between these parties can be intense matters that may ultimately leave each party preparing to protect their rights through commercial litigation. A franchisee group has recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit against fast food burger chain Jack in the Box.

The franchisee group claims the lawsuit stems from an ongoing dispute over recent changes to the Jack in the Box brand. This group reportedly accuses management of taking shortcuts with product development and failing to hire qualified staff members to market products and services. The group asserts that these issues have led to a substantial drop in sales and have left the future of the company in limbo.

The group also states that Jack in the Box has failed to uphold the terms of an agreement to fix defects in the roofs of its stores. They claim that an overall lack of strategy concerning the future of the brand has left the company with little chance of keeping up with competitors. The group is reportedly seeking to protect its business interests through a breach of contract lawsuit.

Disagreements over the direction of a company can lead to intense disputes that may leave all parties involved preparing for commercial litigation. Those who feel a breach of contract has occurred may wish to gain a better understanding of what to expect from the process, and they could benefit from speaking with an attorney for guidance. An attorney can examine the circumstances a client in Louisiana is facing and assist in protecting his or her business interests through the necessary channels.