Steak Battle Gets Juicier

The battle between Rick’s Steaks and the Reading Terminal Market promises to heat up as the Market has retained the law firm of Richard Sprague. A name that has certainly been known to put a good scare into opponents and also empty their wallets.

Reading Terminal spokesman Kevin Feeley says the Sprague firm was retained after the market received “very aggressive” communication from Olivieri and his attorney. He declined to be more specific, but we’re told Olivieri’s lawyer has threatened to file various lawsuits against the market and individuals behind the market. His attorney, William Harvey, could not be reached yesterday. Meanwhile, attorney Lawrence Woehrle, of the Sprague & Sprague firm, yesterday said no suit has been filed against the Reading Terminal, but in the event there is one, the firm will vigorously defend it.

Market gets Dick to fight Rick [Philadelphia Daily News]