11th Circ. Rejects Nestle Challenge To Contract Verdict

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 1:08 PM EST) -- Nestle Waters North America Inc. has failed in its appeals court challenge to a jury finding that it breached an oral agreement with a Florida transport company and owed more than $540,000 in damages.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an order Tuesday affirming a Florida district court's decision to deny Nestle's motions for a new trial and award Specialized Transportation of Tampa Bay Inc. over $240,000 in prejudgment interest in addition to damages.

The three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel ruled that the...
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