Fred Meyer Defends Movie Gallery Lockout

Law360, New York (February 11, 2010, 2:55 PM EST) -- Fred Meyer Stores Inc. is firing back at Movie Gallery Inc., arguing it had every right to change the locks on Movie Gallery's stores since the bankrupt video chain stopped paying its rent in the lead-up to filing for Chapter 11.

The grocery and variety store chain told the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday that Movie Gallery had no legal right to occupy several stores in the Portland, Ore., area as the company had been lawfully evicted before it filed...
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