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Greenberg Traurig Proves Lanham Act False Advertising Claims are Meritless in PA District Court Case

PHILADELPHIA, PA Feb. 13, 2020Greenberg Traurig, LLP earned a victory for a client when a jury, deliberating less than an hour, determined that the company did not violate the Lanham Act and unfairly compete with an alleged competitor. The case was tried in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant made false and misleading statements to the marketplace with respect to its technology and ability to recycle harmful refrigerants in an environmentally sound fashion, consistent with EPA guidelines. According to the plaintiff, the defendant’s alleged misrepresentations gave it an unfair competitive advantage, costing the plaintiff tens of millions of dollars in lost profits.

The Greenberg Traurig team consisted of Shareholder Joel Max Eads and Associate Kathleen M. Kline.

"The defendant was confident that the plaintiff’s claims were meritless and is pleased that the jury agreed with our position,” Eads said. “We are grateful to the court and the jury for their diligence."

Eads concentrates his practice on defending clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including unfair competition, securities class and derivative actions, insurance-based issues, professional liability, and contract claims.

Kline focuses her practice on complex matters including environmental litigation, securities and derivative actions, financial services litigation, and professional liability.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law