Deb Coldwell in the Texas Lawbook: HayBoo and Reese Gordon Marketos Score a Victory for TGI Fridays


On June 3, a Dallas jury ruled in favor of the Carrollton-based company regarding a bitter joint venture dispute that the restaurant chain was involved in with one of the three other partners at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

After a five-week trial, the state jury awarded Fridays and other joint venture partners more than $1.7 million in fees and damages incurred in their ongoing conflict with the fourth partner, CBIF Limited Partnership...

Dallas partners Deb Coldwell of Haynes and Boone, LLP and Pete Marketos of Reese Gordon Marketos led the courtroom victory for Fridays...

The jury sided with Fridays last week in a 10-2 verdict after two full days of deliberation.

“The importance of this case is that it shows Fridays acted properly in supporting its minority partners out of the airport,” said Coldwell, who is the chair of Haynes and Boone’s franchise practice group.

Excerpted from the Texas Lawbook, June 11, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required).


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