Cargill draws a blank in damages claim
All charges brought against the dairy nutrition
company Progressive Dairy Solutions Inc. by US largest feed manufacturer
Cargill, have been dropped by a federal court jury, according to World Dairy
Cargill claimed $10.2m in damages against three former employees who left the
company to form their own dairy nutrition and management consulting
The claims sought by Cargill included misappropriation of trade
secrets, breach of contract, and fraud, all of which were litigated during a
three-week trial in the US District Court.
The jury returned a unanimous
verdict, rejecting every claim brought by Cargill, and deciding that Cargill's
claims against these departing employees was "objectively specious", which was
defined by the Court as completely lacking in any evidentiary
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