Winning Tobacco Co. Cites 9th Circ. In Fighting New Trial
Law360, New York (October 11, 2016, 9:17 PM EDT) -- Tobacco company Trendsettah, which won millions from rival Swisher International on antitrust claims, cited a recent Ninth Circuit decision in asking a California federal judge Monday to rethink his decision granting Swisher a new trial.
A jury found in March that tobacco giant Swisher breached its contract to produce Trendsettah USA Inc.'s flavored "Splitarillo" line of small cigars and violated the Sherman Act by maintaining a monopoly over the smaller tobacco company through anti-competitive practices. The panel awarded Trendsettah $14.8 million, to be trebled to more than $44 million.
But in August, U.S. District James V. Selna ruled that the court failed...
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