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Two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration scolded Kind LLC for using the term “healthy” on its snack bars, setting off a showdown between the company and agency that culminated in the FDA's decision to rethink its definition of the term.
The Fourth Circuit on Friday upheld tobacco giant RJ Reynolds’ win in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action over $50 million allegedly lost to retirement plan mismanagement following its 1999 spinoff from RJR Nabisco Inc., saying that a hypothetical and prudent plan manager would have done the same thing.
A Florida federal judge Thursday denied Primo Broodstock Inc.'s request for an injunction barring a former shrimp farming facility partner from selling hybrid Primo shrimp, ruling that the genetic material in the shrimp is not confidential.
Shuttered, twice-bankrupt food chain Fresh & Easy secured a Delaware judge’s confirmation Thursday of its Chapter 11 windup plan, in a development largely made possible by an earlier settlement with a key private equity investor.
A California federal judge ruled Thursday there are triable issues of fact as to whether a wine producer infringed trademarks for Sazerac Co.’s Buffalo Trace bourbon but that the bourbon maker cannot recover monetary damages since it never provided any royalty calculations.