Deetz’s claims against Rust-Oleum move towards trial
November 8, 2018 by SSJR in Litigation
St. Onge IP client, Deetz Family, LLC has asserted claims against Rust-Oleum Corporation related to Rust-Oleum’s wrongful use and misappropriation of Deetz Know-How for magnetic paints and primers. In a series of recent orders, Judge Hillman for the District Court of Massachusetts: (1) denied Rust-Oleum’s motion for summary judgment; (2) granted Deetz’s motion to amend to add its related companies Visual Magnetics Limited Partnership and MagnaMagic Incorporated.
In Rust-Oleum’s motion, it was asserted that Rust-Oleum did not use Deetz’s proprietary Know-How. Rust-Oleum also asserted that Deetz was not entitled to recover lost profits of approximately $5 Million. Judge Hillman denied Rust-Oleum’s motion in its entirety. Please click here to download the copy of the court order.
The claims are set to be resolved in a jury trial starting December 10.