Investor Can't Grill Burger King Europe on Jurisdiction


A Texas federal judge stuck a fork in an investor's attempt to conduct discovery on the court's jurisdiction over Burger King Europe GmbH in a suit claiming the company foiled a franchise sale on Thursday, helping BKE's attempt to toss the suit.

U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle said in a ruling Thursday that plaintiffs Strategic Global Investment Capital Inc., its sole shareholder Christian Groenke, and SGIC subsidiary German Restaurant Investment & Lending Inc. had not said anything to shake a magistrate judge's finding that they didn't show preliminary jurisdiction over BKE, which has no ties to Texas.

Burger King Europe is represented by Deborah S. Coldwell of Haynes and Boone LLP and Michael D. Joblove and Nina Greene of Genovese Joblove & Battista PA.

Excerpted from Law360. To read the full article, click here (subscription required).

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