Promoter Can't Toss Settlement In Paula Deen Contract Row

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday declined to nix a settlement in a contract spat between celebrity chef Paula Deen and an event promoter over a canceled nationwide tour, after the promoter said the agreement had been reached without his consent.

At a hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein said that Celebrity Chefs Tour LLC principal Gary Ravet can't set aside a settlement agreement that had been reached between the parties on the eve of trial and later revised, saying he should sue...
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