Swadley’s Files Suit Against State, Former Employee

News 6 - June 22, 2022 6:10 am

Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen, LLC, filed two legal documents Tuesday in connection to the investigation into its business with the state of Oklahoma. One was a counterclaim to the state’s lawsuit against it and the other a lawsuit against a former employee.

The suit against former Swadley’s executive Curt Breuklander was filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.

RELATED: Swadley’s BBQ Responds To Canceled Contract With Oklahoma Tourism And Recreation Department

According to court documents, Swadley’s claims Breuklander was a disgruntled former employee who talked to media in April 2022, alleging that Swadley’s overcharged the state of Oklahoma as part of its tourism deal involving the Foggy Bottom Kitchen restaurants at state parks.

Swadley’s alleges that Breuklander defamed its business and that even if the allegations were true, Breuklander was the executive involved with implementing any agreements with the state.

RELATED: ‘Greed Cost Us Everything’: Former Foggy Bottom Employees On Swadley’s, Tourism Debacle

The counterclaim suit against the state of Oklahoma alleges breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, reformation, business disparagement and defamation. Swadley’s seeks actual and consequential damages from the state related to Oklahoma’s decision to end its contract with Swadley’s in April.

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