Suit Against Scotts Over Fertilizer Ad Claims Moved To Va.

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Fertilizer company Pennington Seed Inc. was dealt a blow in its false advertising and unfair competition suit against rival The Scotts Co. LLC on Wednesday when a federal judge moved the action from Georgia to Virginia against its wishes.

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story granted a motion from Scotts to transfer the case. The suit, brought by Pennington in Georgia federal court March 16, targets Scotts' advertisements asserting that its EZ Seed fertilizer product is superior to Pennington's 1 Step Complete and that the Pennington...
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