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Family Members Take Action to Halt Sale of Galatoire's

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Brett Anderson: Members of the Galatoire family opposed to the proposed sale of Galatoire's, the legendary French-Creole restaurant, filed a legal judgment [Jan. 30] in an attempt to block the deal. Michele Galatoire, Duane Galatoire Attaway, Leon R. Galatoire and Henry W. Kinney are the plaintiffs listed on the petition for declaratory judgment filed in Civil District Court in New Orleans. Attaway and Michele and Leon Galatoire are descendants of Jean Galatoire, who, in 1905, founded the restaurant that bears his family's name. Kinney is their lawyer and trustee of the Leon Galatoire Trust. The restaurant is currently owned by a group of more than 30 of Jean Galatoire's descendents. The plaintiffs are among them. The petition seeks to halt the sale of the restaurant to David Gooch, a restaurant manager and Galatoire family member; Melvin Rodrigue, the restaurant's chief operating officer; and a group of still-unnamed investors operating under the limited liability Bourbon Investments, LLC. ... Full Story

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