A Virginia state court judge denied a request by Forest River Inc. that sought to prevent Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. from holding a reception next Monday night (Nov. 27), prior to the opening of the RV industry’s national trade show in Louisville, Ky.
Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Terrance Ney denied the request for a restraining order on Nov. 21.
Goshen, Ind.-based Forest River tried to have a restraining order imposed against the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), sponsor of the Louisville show, which opens Nov. 28.
The RVIA is based in Reston, Va., which means it is under the jurisdiction of the Fairfax Circuit Court.
Forest River President Pete Liegl was not immediately available for comment.
Fleetwood’s party will go-ahead as planned next Monday night at its exhibit in the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, confirmed Lyle Larkin, vice president and treasurer.
Forest River’s lawsuit also jeopardized Monaco Coach Corp.’s plan to hold a reception at its trade show display Monday night. Monaco also plans to go-ahead with its Monday night reception as scheduled, according to Richard Bond, senior vice president.