CITGO Petroleum Corporation v. Ranger Enterprises, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin)
Eimer Stahl represented an oil refiner in an action to recoup outstanding branding payments and other upfront incentive payments from a former franchisee after the franchisee had rebranded its stations and failed to purchase contractual volumes of gasoline. The franchisee counterclaimed for $188 million, claiming that the refiner constructively terminated the franchisee by causing it brand damage and failing to deliver sufficient quantities of fuel. Our client prevailed on several interlocutory orders and ultimately on summary judgment with respect to both the claims and counterclaims.
See CITGO Petroleum Corp. v. Ranger Enterprises, Inc., 632 F. Supp. 2d 878 (W.D. Wis. 2009).