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381 F.3d 717 *; 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 18470 **; 2004-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) P74,531
REPUBLIC TOBACCO CO., Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. NORTH ATLANTIC TRADING COMPANY, INC., et al., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.
Subsequent History: Motion granted by Republic Tobacco, L.P. v. N. Atl. Trading Co., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16223 (N.D. Ill., Aug. 3, 2005)
Prior History: [**1] Appeals from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. No. 98 C 4011. John F. Grady, Judge.
Republic Tobacco, L.P. v. N. Atl. Trading Co., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21153 (N.D. Ill., Nov. 20, 2003)Republic Tobacco, L.P. v. N. Atl. Trading Co., 254 F. Supp. 2d 985, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6150 (N.D. Ill., 2002)
Disposition: District court's grant of summary judgment on Republic's defamation claim and North Atlantic's antitrust claims affirmed. District court's remitted damages award order vacated.
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