Judge do DQ Kilpatrick of Hotel License Row

By Lynn LaRowe (July 8, 2022, 5:52 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in Georgia has rejected a developer’s bid to disqualify Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in a $5 million hotel license dispute, finding that the Moving delayed for several months was more an attempt at gambling than a legitimate grievance.

The Atlanta-based law firm represents a franchise unit InterContinental Hotels Group PLC that sued North Carolina developer Charles Schoninger and his company Northern Riverfront Marina and Hotel LLLP over an abandoned hotel project, claiming $5.2 million dollars under a liquidated damages clause of a license agreement.

Northern Riverfront responded by asking for Kilpatrick’s dismissal, but U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. ruled Thursday that he…

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