Beth Noonan, Hamza Chaudary and Rob Stolzman obtained dismissal of a lawsuit in favor of an international quick service restaurant (QSR) client in a case brought by a competing QSR franchisee, which sought to shut down the operation of a new restaurant.
Our client expended substantial resources to build and open a brand-new, state-of-the-art restaurant in Rhode Island. The competing QSR franchisee, which was located across the street, filed a lawsuit in an attempt to enforce a restrictive covenant which allegedly prevented our client from operating and requested that the Court permanently shut down the restaurant. AP&S moved for summary judgment on all counts within the Complaint. At the hearing on the Motion for Summary Judgment, the competing QSR franchisee agreed to dismiss the case, with prejudice, rather than arguing in opposition to the Motion. Accordingly, the Court ordered the case dismissed, thereby resolving all claims in favor of our client.