Playtex To Get New Trial In Munchkin Diaper Genie Row

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted baby products maker Playtex Products Inc. a new trial in a false advertising dispute with rival Munchkin Inc. over its marketing of its diaper disposal products, which it lost in July with a $13.5 million jury verdict.

U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz sided with Playtex’s argument that a jury instruction allowing a presumption of injury to Munchkin from Playtex’s marketing of its Diaper Genie products as being No. 1 could only be allowed if Playtex had directly compared...
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