Six Figure Settlement for Restaurant Owners
Orange County Superior Court (Settlement)
Result: Plaintiff business receives $180,000, attorneys fees and permanent injunction against competitor restaurant.
Irvine business litigation attorney Gregory G. Brown again represented the owners of one of Orange County’s most successful restaurateurs against their former partners. The ownership group split up back in December 2012, where each group took 2 of the 4 restaurants – a $4,000,000+ transaction. This was after the other side unsuccessfully tried to take over the chain of restaurants. Shortly after this settlement negotiated by Mr. Brown, the Defendants violated the agreement, including improper use our clients name, likeness and proprietary recipes. Days before trial, the defendants agreed to a court ordered Permanent Injunction, damages and disgorgement of their wrongfully obtained profits. Plaintiffs also recouped all of their attorneys’ fees.