Grupo Modelo Brews Contract Suit Against JV Partner

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 2:08 PM EST) -- GModelo Corp., a subsidiary of Mexican beer brewer Grupo Modelo SAB de CV, has sued joint venture partner Constellation Brands Inc. for allegedly obstructing the business “in order to further its own selfish goals.”

The breach of contract suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, specifically went after Constellation for refusing to pay increased marketing costs for the upcoming year.

This October, the joint venture's management team presented its proposed 2010 business plan to the joint venture's board,...
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