Ocean Spray Loses Bid To Drop Counterclaims

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 5:23 PM EST) -- Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. has been shot down in its efforts to bifurcate counterclaims lodged against it in a suit alleging rival Decas Cranberry Products Inc. infringed patented technology Ocean Spray uses to make Craisins.

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied Ocean Spray's motion to dismiss Dec. 1, Decas said in a Thursday statement.

Ocean Spray had asked the court to dismiss Decas' nonpatent counterclaims — of intentional interference with prospective business relations, unfair and deceptive business practices, abuse...
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