Boss Investments had a filed a federal suit against Margaritaville over a dispute over the Margaritaville franchise in the Bahamas.
The judge had dismissed the suit brought by attorney Todd Levine brought by Boss Investments on a legal technicality.
his dismissal does not mean the legal dispute between Margaritaville and Boss Investments is over. Boss Investments has decided they will file the same suit, but in a different venue. They will continue the legal dispute in Florida courts.
According to attorney Todd Levine, their client, Boss Investments, was at first excited to work with Margaritaville to bring them to the Bahamian islands. Boss Investments and Margaritaville had come to an agreement that Boss Investments would exclusively own the trademarks in the Bahamian islands and help them with the resorts that they built on these islands.
After Margaritaville opened on Paradise Island, Margaritaville decided to partner with another company to create another resort without Boss Investments. This would invalidate their exclusive contract with Boss Investments.
Todd Levine, the attorney, feels that Margaritaville clearly breached its contract with Margaritaville and had to file a new lawsuit in Palm Beach County, a Florida state court, to protect its contractual rights since the federal suit did not really resolve the suit in a way that they wanted it to.
The US federal court did not really rule on whether Boss Investments had a good legal case or not. It just said that that the federal court did not have jurisdiction to be the right place for the case. The Palm County court could have jurisdiction as two of the Margaritaville defendants in the case are based in Palm County.
Todd Levine, an American attorney, knows that the suit in the Palm County case is virtually identical with the federal suit that was recently dismissed. This case thinks Margaritaville’s relationship with China Construction America’s Nassau resort project will invalidate the exclusivity that Boss Investments had with Margaritaville in the Bahamian area