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Franchise Fee Refund

In December of 2015 a franchise fee of $30K was paid to Sweet & Sassy Franchise.
However, it's been 7 months later and we are still unable to secure financing with good credit due to lack of alternative income. Our franchise agreement states "The Initial Franchise Fee is used to defray our costs related to providing you with the pre-opening training and opening training and assistance. The Initial Franchise Fee is uniform for all franchisees and is deemed fully earned and non-refundable upon payment". We unfortunately wont receive any of the terms in which the fee is used to cover.
We feel litigation is necessary as the Franchisor won't acknowledge our emails and previously stated it's nonrefundable. Can she give us a "Trump University" experience without recourse ?

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