Dallas Restaurateur Says Atty Betrayed Him In Tex-Mex Row

Law360 (April 9, 2018, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A Dallas restaurateur embroiled in a dispute with his business partners over the rights to restaurant income and trademarks launched a blistering countersuit Monday, accusing his former lawyer of betraying his trust and stealing secret recipes and other information.

Michael "Mico" Rodriguez — best known as the founder of the Mi Cocina chain of restaurants — is in a heated court fight over the ownership of the Mesero chain of Tex-Mex restaurants. Mesero Restaurant Group LLC sued Rodriguez on April 4 in Dallas County District Court, alleging he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars from a partnership that operates the Mr Mesero...

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