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Ark. Company Wants To Put Legal Squeeze On Smucker

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas company wants to put the
squeeze on the J.M. Smucker Company in federal court over food
dispensers.
The suit by MACK-RAY Incorporated was filed in east Texas. It
alleges the Orrville, Ohio-based company known for its jams and
jellies entered into a nondisclosure agreement over talking about a
food spreader. The suit alleges the companies met in October 2003
for MACK-RAY to show its full range of prototypes and designs, but
struck no business deal.
In the suit, MACK-RAY alleges Smucker used its designs to make
and sell Smucker's "Squeeze" products, which entered the market
in 2004.
Smucker spokeswoman Maribeth Badertscher says her company hasn't
been served with the suit and does not discuss pending litigation.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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