Equal Maker Settles Sweetener Distribution Spat

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 2:00 PM EST) -- Merisant U.S. Inc. — the bankrupt maker of Equal artificial sweetener — has decided to settle in its adversary suit against rival and one-time acquisition target Heartland Sweeteners LLC over a failed distribution agreement.

The company has elected to deal with the fallout of the failed deal outside of court rather than go through the expense of litigation, it said in a motion for settlement approval filed Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Merisant filed an adversary complaint against Heartland in...
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