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Colson Hicks Eidson Helps Secure Million Dollar Jury Verdict for Famous Restaurant
Mr. Chow, famous for its celebrity clientele and upscale Chinese food, has emerged victorious in a federal lawsuit against a former employee who had opened a competing restaurant nearby the Mr. Chow locations in New York City, Miami Beach and Los Angeles. A jury awarded the Mr. Chow restaurant in New York and owner Michael Chow over one million dollars in damages.
The lawsuit alleged that the former employee changed his name from Chak Yam Chau to Philippe Chow Chau and used false and deceptive advertising about Chau’s former position with Mr. Chow. In addition to the one million dollar victory for Michael Chow and his restaurants, the jury dismissed a counter-suit by the defendants alleging defamation.
Florida lawyer Curtis B. Miner of Colson Hicks Eidson served as co-counsel for Michael Chow and the Mr. Chow restaurants in the commercial litigation. Attorney Miner praised the lawsuit’s outcome alongside his client, who reported to the Miami Herald, “I am extremely pleased with the verdict and thankful that the truth is finally emerging concerning the false advertising and unfair business practices of [defendants] Stratis Morfogen and the Philippe Chow Restaurants.”
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