A Florida distributor distributed the products of a NY & NJ company (importer and producer) for almost 10 years, without a contract, but the NY company protected and stopped other people from selling in Florida the same products.
In February the NJ company purchased 52% of the NY company (both sold products to her), and then they proceeded with plans to dump her. In April the NY company started selling the same products for wholesale price to stores in Florida, and later started negotiations to replace the distributor. They told the FL company that they are opening a new FL company and they are willing to swallow her company and give her 33% of the new company and no monetary compensation. She refused and the NY company proceeded to stop shipping and leave her hanging with a massive warehouse and trucks, and all her work down the drain, because she pushed the NY products into all the major retailers in Florida.
During litigation they admitted that she was the main distributor and said that without her clients they can't keep the new distributorship but they still claim they can dump distributors at will, especially without a contract, and they never agreed to unlimited contract.
I am looking for any case law which supports the FL distributor specifically the following:
1) that a distributor has rights if they distributed for a while, even if they didn't have any contract, but they were protected by the main company, and that without a contract is stronger as there is no clause for termination.
2) that a company that buys 52% of a different company has to keep the obligations of the previous one/
3) that the florida distributor can either continue selling to her customers (i.e. force the NY company to sell), or she gets hefty compensation for her creating the market over the years.
4) how much compensation she deserves (she purchased 1.5 million dollars a year of products from the NY company)
5) if there were negotiations, how long do they need to give notice?