Jury Sides Largely With Whirlpool In Lanham Act Case

Law360, New York (October 20, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A federal jury largely found for Whirlpool Corp. on Wednesday in an $84.5 million false advertising case brought by rival LG Electronics USA Inc., saying Whirlpool did not infringe the Lanham Act and an Illinois consumer fraud statute in its advertising of clothes dryers.

The jury, convened in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, added one wrinkle, finding that LG did violate an Illinois deceptive trade practices law. The verdict followed an 11-day trial.

Both sides have claimed victory.

The case revolves...
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