WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TravelCenters of America LLC (Nasdaq: TA) today announced that, on April 9, 2018, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware entered its Final Order and Judgment (“Order”) for the Comdata litigation awarding TA attorneys’ fees and costs it incurred in the litigation. As previously announced, the Court issued an opinion on September 11, 2017 rejecting Comdata’s claims that TA had breached certain agreements that require Comdata to process customer transactions using Comdata cards at set fees through January 2, 2022. Pursuant to the Order, Comdata is required to continue to honor the terms of these agreements and, earlier today, Comdata reimbursed TA for attorneys’ fees and costs, together with interest, in the amount of approximately $10.7 million. Comdata has thirty days from the date of the Order to file a notice of appeal in this litigation.
TA is represented in this litigation by Ropes & Gray LLP (Jane E. Willis, Matthew L. McGinnis and C. Thomas Brown) and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Robert S. Saunders, Joseph O. Larkin and Jessica R. Kunz).
About TravelCenters of America LLC:
TA’s nationwide business includes travel centers located in 43 states and in Canada, standalone convenience stores in 11 states and standalone restaurants in 13 states. TA’s travel centers operate under the “TravelCenters of America”, “TA,” “Petro Stopping Centers” and “Petro” brand names and offer diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair services, travel/convenience stores and other services which are designed to provide attractive and efficient travel experiences to professional drivers and other motorists. TA’s convenience stores operate principally under the “Minit Mart” brand name and offer fuel as well as nonfuel products and services such as coffee, groceries, fresh food offerings and other convenience items. TA’s standalone restaurants operate principally under the “Quaker Steak & Lube” brand name.
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