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A federal jury in Pennsylvania recently returned the first verdict under the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Although Dalmatia’s proprietary fig spread recipes would have been protected under the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the case stands as a reminder of the powerful protections that can arise from the DTSA in the proper factual scenario, say Thomas Muccifori and Daniel DeFiglio of Archer & Greiner PC.
A California federal judge Monday tentatively trimmed counterclaims against Nestle in a trademark infringement suit brought by the food giant over allegations franchisee Crest Foods Inc. went overboard in its use of Nestle’s marks, including having a Crest executive pretend to be a Nestle executive in an episode of CBS’ “Undercover Boss.”
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday remanded to a Florida district court a fruit grower’s challenge to a $32 million arbitration award to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., because the district judge’s decision tossing the suit did not explicitly grant Del Monte’s request to confirm the award.
The former chief executive of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. sued the company Monday in New Jersey federal court, saying he’s owed more than 3 million company shares under the terms of his separation agreement last May.
A Singapore High Court judge refused Monday to pause an arbitration initiated against Canadian retailer Loblaw Cos. Ltd. as it challenges the International Chamber of Commerce's authority to consider the arbitration, finding no overwhelming harm in allowing that process to move forward.