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Simon-Starbucks Case May Give Landlords A Legal Roadmap

Law360, Minneapolis (January 19, 2018, 11:39 AM EST) -- Starbucks Corp. earlier this week settled with mall owner Simon Property Group following a ruling by a judge in late 2017 that said Starbucks had to keep dozens of Teavana stores open despite the company's wish to shutter them, and lawyers say landlords — now armed with the knowledge of the way the case played out — may follow the real estate investment trust's lead.

Starbucks last summer announced plans to close all 379 of its Teavana stores by 2018, but Simon Property subsequently sued, saying...
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