Landry's Targets Rival, Ex-Manager In Noncompete Suit

Law360, Houston (March 27, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Restaurant titan Landry's Inc. on Tuesday hit a former manager and a competing hospitality company with a suit in Texas court, alleging the manager is stealing Landry's employees to help run an upscale rival steakhouse, violating employment agreements he signed.

Houston-based Landry’s claims that after it fired Tim Kohler as director of operations for Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, he ignored noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements by taking a job with Landmark Houston Hospitality Group LLC and poaching midlevel Landry’s employees to help set up Mr. Peeples Seafood...
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