A franchisee of debt-resolution firm Legal Helpers claims in court that the company fired it without cause, in violation of franchise law, after it helped build the law office into a national organization.
Frisco, Texas-based Velocity Processing Debt Resolution sued Illinois-based Legal Helpers Debt Resolution in Dallas County Court.
Velocity also sued the law firm of Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns, partners Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, and Dallas attorney C. Bryan Fears.
Velocity claims the defendants sold franchises to debt-resolution firms, such as the plaintiff, to take advantage of state and federal laws that make it difficult for firms that are not law offices to provide debt settlement services. Full post.