Hartz Hairball Remedy Secrets Suit To Go To Trial

Law360, New York (March 31, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT) -- Pet supply maker the Hartz Mountain Corp. has lost its bid for summary judgment in a trade secrets and contract suit brought by drugmaker Sheffield Laboratories regarding a business relationship between the companies to produce a cat hairball remedy.

Judge Dominic J. Squatrito of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled Monday that there were triable issues of fact regarding the circumstances surrounding the creation of the remedy and whether, as Sheffield alleges, Hartz threatened to market the product without compensating Sheffield....
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