Mail Boxes Etc. (an indirect subsidiary of UPS) filed suit in federal Court in Southern California naming three prominent franchisees as defendants. MBE asked the court for a declaratory judgement ruling that it (MBE) had not violated the franchise laws with its UPS Store conversion scheme. Gordon & Rees, a prominent California law firm represented the franchisees in the matter. Miles Scully, a litigation partner at Gordon & Rees convinced the federal Judge to toss the case out. On October 2, 2003 the MBE action was dismissed!!