MillerCoors Slams Patriots With Suit Over Beer Deal

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Beer-making giant MillerCoors LLC sued the New England Patriots in a Massachusetts court on Monday, accusing the football team of reneging on an exclusive sponsorship contract and instead joining forces with its arch rival Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.

MillerCoors, the joint venture of SABMiller PLC and Molson Coors Brewing Co., lodged the suit in Massachusetts Superior Court saying the Patriots entered into an exclusive agreement with the company in May 2011, but failed to inform the brewer the team was contractually obligated to negotiate with Anheuser-Busch prior...
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