Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:54:17 GMT
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County may Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state. Advocates believe stiffer penalties would go a longMore >>
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County many Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:13:43 GMT
Turtle Creek Mall partnered with The Leaf Foundation on Saturday to host its first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in the upcoming Miss Mississippi pageant. Residents from allMore >>
Turtle Creek Mall partners with The Leaf Foundation to host first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in upcoming Miss Mississippi Pageant. More >>
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(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyMore >>
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.More >>
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SHERMAN, Texas, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Longview's Ward & Smith, which co-counseled with Armstrong Teasdale LLP of St. Louis, Mo., successfully defended an Arkansas-based tortilla chip manufacturer and its holding company against Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay North America, Inc.'s claims of trademark infringement, patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation, obtaining a complete defense jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.
Frito-Lay originally sued Medallion Foods, Inc. and its holding company, St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., claiming that Medallion's "BOWLZ" and "CUPZ" tortilla chips infringed a Frito-Lay trademark (U.S. Reg. 2,788,278) that allegedly covers the shape of the company's TOSTITOS SCOOPS! tortilla chips. Frito-Lay also accused Medallion of infringing the company's U.S. Patent No. 6,610,344, which covers the manufacturing process for the TOSTITOS SCOOPS! product. Finally, Frito-Lay alleged that Medallion misappropriated trade secrets.
"We were extremely proud to work with an incredibly talented team of lawyers from Armstrong Teasdale," says Mr. Hill. "They did a great job of preparing this complex case for trial, and were able to effectively dissect and prepare a defense to the seemingly never-ending list of allegations asserted by Frito-Lay at trial."
Following the two week trial before the Hon. Amos L. Mazzant in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Sherman, jurors spent just under six hours in deliberations before delivering their verdict in favor of Medallion and Ralcorp.
"This was a very complicated trial, and we were fortunate to have an extremely smart jury that understood the issues and delivered a just verdict," says Mr. Ward, a veteran of intellectual property trials in the Eastern District. "This jury digested almost 40 pages of complex instructions and returned a verdict in our clients' favor on all issues submitted."
Longview, Texas-based Ward & Smith has tried more than 350 cases to verdict, earning a national reputation in high-stakes claims involving complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, oil & gas matters, and serious personal injuries. Ward & Smith frequently assists lawyers nationwide in complex cases before Texas juries.
For more information about Ward & Smith's trial win, please contact Bruce Vincent at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:34:55 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans Saturday, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
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