Morton Salt Seeks To Lick Ex-Partner's Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, Springfield (October 11, 2017, 9:50 PM EDT) -- Morton Salt Inc. demanded Tuesday that an Illinois federal judge dismiss a 16-count complaint against the company filed by ex-partner Mighty Deer Lick Inc., saying the suit alleges a breach of contract based on “non-existent promises.”

Chicago-based Morton argued there were dozens of holes in MDL’s August allegations that the salt giant violated trade secret, trademark and contract law after ending a decadeslong business relationship with the salt lick maker. Morton repeatedly wrote in its motion to dismiss that MDL’s allegations lacked key specifics.

“To survive dismissal,...
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