Outback Owner Says Contract Bars Bonefish Grill's Fla. Suit

Law360, Wilmington (September 4, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Outback Steakhouse operator Bloomin' Brands on Tuesday countersued its minority partner in the Bonefish Grill restaurant chain, claiming the partner’s Florida lawsuit against the company breaches a pact to handle their disputes exclusively in Delaware.

Bonefish Grill co-founder and current minority stakeholder Timothy Curci's company, Gray Ghost LLC, on July 30 hit Bloomin' subsidiary OSI Restaurant Partners LLC with a lawsuit in Florida state court alleging the company withheld important accounting information from him, opened up Bonefish Grill restaurants that improperly competed with his own and...
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