Benihana Seeks Dismissal Of Widow's Libel Suit

Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 1:20 PM ET) -- Benihana Inc. on Friday urged a federal judge in Delaware to toss a defamation suit filed by the restaurant founder’s widow in the ongoing breach of contract and unfair competition litigation over control of the struggling steakhouse chain and its intellectual property.

Keiko Aoki, the third wife and widow of Benihana’s creator Rocky Aoki, accused Benihana in June of issuing a libelous press release claiming Aoki sought to sabotage the sale of the business and to preserve her large stake in the company at stockholders’ expense....
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