Mr. Sandless is a great Franchise that has nowhere to go but up. And it's growing FAST! We are at something like 77 franchises now.
Mr. Fagan is a bully and a liar. HE is the one in breach of contract. How do I know? I READ AND SIGNED THE SAME CONTRACT WHEN I BOUGHT MY FRANCHISE. Dan and corporate will bend over backwards to help franchisees (though, I'll admit Dan can be very intense - some people are like that).
There has been no illegal actions on the part of Mr. Sandless (as far as I know - well, maybe a few speeding tickets here and there).
Feel free to go to PACER. (http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/) You'll find it costs money to access information. These two figure you'll never actually look at the court documents because you'd have to pay, so they can say whatever they like and you will most likely just take thier word for it.
Talk to Dan. Ask to talk to Franchisees, he'll give you phone numbers or emails or both, whatever you want. Heck, you can go to the website, and get contact information for any franchise right there.(http://www.mrsandless.com/contact_us.php) Just, don't forget to mention you are interested in the franchise itself, as you *are* calling the same number customers do!
Dan, if your reading this... I can't wait till you win this suit!