Judge Cuts Pernod's "Havana Club" Claims In Half

Law360, New York (August 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in Delaware has tossed out one of two counts Pernod Ricard USA LLC asserted against Bacardi USA LLC in a legal battle over the rights to the “Havana Club” brand, granting the defendant's September 2006 motion to dismiss a false advertising claim.

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson on Tuesday signed off on a memorandum opinion and order granting Bacardi's bid to dismiss count two of the complaint Pernod Ricard filed on Aug. 15, 2006. Judge Robinson agreed with Bacardi's argument that alleged...
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