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Collins Drugs, Inc. v. Walgreen Co.

United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
539 F. Supp. 1357 (1982)


Facts

Collins Drugs, Inc. and other pharmacies in Wisconsin (plaintiffs) sold products manufactured by Walgreen Co. (Walgreen) (defendant). The plaintiffs had separate written agreements with Walgreen (Retailer’s agreements) governing the contractual relationships between them. Paragraph 4(c) of each Retailer’s agreement allowed Walgreen to terminate the agreement upon 30 days’ written notice. On April 14, 1980, Walgreen determined that it was receiving an inadequate rate of return from the Retailer’s agreements and decided to discontinue all operations associated with the Retailer’s agreements. Walgreen gave the plaintiffs the requisite notice and terminated the agreements effective October 1, 1980. The plaintiffs sued Walgreen for damages and injunctive relief under the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL). Walgreen moved for summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Crabb, J.)

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