Chevron U.S.A. Inc. [II] v. M & M Petroleum Services, Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 18814 (9th Cir. 9-12-11)
Court upheld lower court's award of attorneys' fees to franchisor based upon frivolous PMPA counterclaim filed by franchisee. In this case, the counterclaim was filed despite "overwhelming" evidence of the franchisee's wrongdoing, along with perjured testimony by the franchisee.