Green Acres wins arbitration, halts former franchisee from operating

Green Acres has been successful in its efforts to stop former franchisee Garth Ruebe and his wife Gwyneth from operating their business.

An arbitrator has ordered an injunction against the pair, which means they cannot be associated with any lawn or garden care business until the term of their restraint of trade is up.

Green Acres chief executive Logan Sears says the period of the restraint of trade remains a secret because it was decided at arbitration. In the High Court the franchisor had applied for a two-year ban on trading.


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