Benihana, Investors Spar With Dueling Atty Fee Bids

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Japanese steakhouse chain Benihana Inc. and Haru Holding Corp. clashed Friday in New York federal court over dueling bids for attorneys’ fees in a 7-year-old shareholder suit, both claiming to be the victorious party in the fight tied to Benihana’s $8.1 million acquisition of the Haru sushi chain.

Benihana, which seeks $1.8 million in attorneys’ fees, argues that it emerged as the prevailing party after seven years of litigation following former Haru minority stake owners Barbara Matsumura and Carl Milner's 2006 complaint accusing Benihana of undervaluing...
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