Franchise, Distribution and Marketing Litigation

Pepper Hamilton LLP has a wide range of experience in assisting companies in managing the many challenges that arise in a franchise or distribution relationship. 

We have represented clients in dealer termination cases, Robinson-Patman (price discrimination) cases, claims under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, litigation involving the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA), bad faith pricing claims arising under UCC 2 305, common law fraud and breach of contract actions, and federal trademark infringement arising under the Lanham Act. 

Our practice covers a range of industries, including petroleum refiners and marketers, truck and automobile manufacturers, electronic and automotive parts manufacturers, building products, medical device and heavy equipment manufacturers. We are equally comfortable litigating in federal or state courts. 

In addition to litigation, we regularly counsel clients on dealer terminations, antitrust concerns, establishment of dealer networks, drafting distribution agreements and plans, and compliance reviews.