Public Relations




“An Asian Cuisine, which closed its doors Jan. 30, is an extension of Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary and owned by Ann Goodnight. Each were named defendants on the lawsuit, as was SAS Institute and N.C. Culinary Ventures.”

It seems that this is not the kind of public relations that The Umstead Hotel and SAS would want. I would be very surprised if this case went to trial. If anything it should have been resolved prior to any lawsuit. 

Of course, businesses do have some litigation from time to time….however there is always the trade-off between litigating and favorable public relations. The key factor in this case is that a similar case was settled in 2011. 

Note: The Umstead Hotel is a 5 Star hotel and SAS is a highly successful global software company in Cary, NC.


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