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Hotel Says Hard Rock Lawsuit Violates Contract

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Las Vegas, NV (AP) - Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las
Vegas say a federal lawsuit filed by the Hard Rock Cafe chain over
their shared name is hurting their bottom line in Nevada and other
states.

The counterclaim filed last week in federal court in New York
alleges the restaurant chain's lawsuit is a breach of contract that
interferes with Morgans Hotel Group Co.'s business dealings.

The legal battle started in September when the restaurant chain
filed suit, claiming the hotel-casino's party image offends its
customers. It demanded the hotel change its name.

The 110-page lawsuit claimed the cable reality show "Rehab:
Party at the Hard Rock Hotel" on truTV portrays the hotel-casino
as a haven for drunken debauchery, sexual harassment, violence and
criminal behavior.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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