Hotel Slimes Viacom Over Rival Nickelodeon Deals

Law360, New York (June 3, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The owner and operator of a Nickelodeon-themed hotel in Florida has accused Viacom International Inc. of breach of contract for allowing a rival hotel chain to launch programs based on the popular family-friendly brand.

Family Suites Resort LLC and Family Suites Real Estate LLC filed suit Tuesday in the New York State Supreme Court, claiming that Viacom — which does business as MTV Networks and owns the copyrights and trademarks for both Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite — has violated its express contractual obligations of good...
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