Consumer Fraud Lawyer - Franchise Fraud

In Olivo v. American Fluid Technologies, et al., Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP obtained a substantial settlement for a group of small businesses that were defrauded in their purchase of antifreeze recycling franchises. The group sued the franchisor, the manufacturer of the recycling equipment, and the manufacturer of the chemicals used in the recycling process. Through an intensive review of documents and depositions of numerous company officials, the firm obtained evidence that the defendants knew, almost from the time they began to sell the franchises, that the recycling process did not produce the promised product.