Steakhouse Loses L-1B Suit, But Nabs 'Knowledge' Win

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Law360, New York (September 26, 2016, 10:59 PM EDT) — A D.C. federal court on Monday chucked a case over an L-1B visa petition from a Brazilian steakhouse seeking the intracompany transfer of a chef, ruling evidence showed the “churrasqueiro” chef position involved specialized knowledge, but affirming there wasn’t enough evidence to show the beneficiary was qualified.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton closed the latest chapter in the case from steakhouse chain Fogo de Chão (Holdings) Inc., which was back at district court after the D.C. Circuit two years ago reversed a federal court decision denying…

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