Kilpatrick Townsend Fights DQ Bid In $5M Hotel License Row

By Rosie Manins (December 16, 2021, 4:07 PM EST) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP has urged a Georgia federal court to deny a disqualification bid against it in a $5 million hotel licensing dispute, saying the move is an unwarranted gamesmanship tactic by a developer it has never represented.

The Atlanta-headquartered law firm represents an InterContinental Hotels Group franchising unit that sued a North Carolina-based developer and his company over an abandoned hotel project, claiming $5.2 million under a liquidated damages provision of a licensing agreement.

Kilpatrick Townsend said Wednesday in a response to the disqualification motion filed by developer Charles Schoninger and his company Northern Riverfront Marina and Hotel...

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