An American lawsuit by franchisees’ against 7-Eleven has been dismissed by the judge.
The lawsuit was filed in October of 2017 by the group of franchisees who said the company had been taking their profits and increasing their costs.
The judge presiding over the case requested the two sides reach an agreement regarding the claims and the counterclaims within the lawsuit.
In February 2018, 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto disputed the claims in the lawsuit, saying that in 2017 franchise owners collectively earned the most money ever in a single year.
The company also said it was spending $360 million to modernise its IT systems.
Following the dismissal, contract negotiations are now taking place a large group of franchisees.