How They Won It: Skadden Reps Fresh Del Monte In Fruit Fight

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Tasked with unraveling the meaning behind a 23-year-old trademark licensing agreement to a jury, attorneys at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP helped Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. win $13.15 million in damages in a New York suit accusing Del Monte Foods Co. of misleading consumers and unfairly competing with its refrigerated products.

Faced with a dearth of witnesses who could speak to the original meaning behind the contract at issue, a complicated history of two companies with essentially the same name and challenging arguments...
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