Santiago-Sepulveda [V] v. Esso Standard Oil Company (Puerto Rico), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37774 (D.P.R. 3-19-12)
Summary judgment granted to franchisor on franchisees' claims that franchisor failed to comply with PMPA's requirements for notices of termination based upon market withdrawal and that the market withdrawal was not in good faith. Court found that proper notice was given, both to the franchisees and to the state governor. Further, the determination to withdraw was made in good faith, after renewal of the plaintiffs' franchises, and that there were changes in relevant facts after the renewals, specifically, the conclusion of negotiations with the buyer of the franchisor's assets.