Judge Trims Claims In Coffee Cos.' Merger Dispute

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 1:11 PM EST) -- Coffee company Oceana Services and Products Co. has won the dismissal of several claims in a breach of contract suit brought by Partners Coffee Co. LLC in relation to its acquisition of Oceana.

Judge William Standish of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Thursday dismissed some of the claims against Oceana and the estate of the company's former owner, the late James S. Gilson.

Both Oceana and Partners roast, produce and sell coffee and coffee-related products. Gilson agreed to sell Marietta,...
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