Federal judge will decide who owns Tavern’s name

NY Times — November 30, 2009



In the increasingly messy bankruptcy of Tavern on the Green, a federal judge on Tuesday handed New York City its first victory in a legal battle over who owns the name of the landmark restaurant in Central Park. Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, in federal court for the Southern District in Manhattan, ruled that she, and not a judge in United States Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, would decide the ownership issue. The ownership of the name has been a flash point in the bankruptcy, since the name is potentially Tavern's most valuable asset.

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