Quarles & Brady Booted From Denny's Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Quarles & Brady LLP will no longer represent a Denny’s Inc. restaurant franchisee after a federal judge disqualified the firm from a trademark infringement suit over royalty fees because of a conflict of interest.

The disqualification on Tuesday by Judge Susan R. Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona came in light of the fact that Quarles & Brady attorney Andre Merrett formerly represented Denny’s while associated with another law firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Merrett — who was of counsel with Greenberg...
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