2nd Circuit Chews Over, Reverses Bazooka Ruling

Law360, New York (May 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived a trade secrets dispute between The Topps Company Inc. and a unit of Cadbury Plc over Bazooka bubble gum, finding that a district judge erred when he granted summary judgment in Cadbury's favor in 2006.

The case involves a series of contracts dating back to 1957 between Topps and Cadbury Stani SAIC, a South American subsidiary of the parent company. In these contracts, Topps, which produces Bazooka, granted a candy company later acquired by Cadbury...
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