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Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Methode Electronics, Inc. v. Adam Tehcnologies, Inc.
Citation:371 F.3d 923 (2004)
Methode Electronics, Inc. (Plaintiff) agreed to sell all of its stock, trade names, trademark, and inventory in Adams Technologies, Inc. (Defendant) to Vincent DeVito. Plaintiff retained an exclusive right to market Defendant’s remaining products without interference. Plaintiff sued Defendant and DeVito in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for breaching this agreement by sending a press release advertising the sale of inventory. Defendant’s lawyer sent a letter to Plaintiff, arguing that venue was improper and threatening sanctions under Rule 11. Plaintiff responded by filing a motion for a temporary restraining order and Defendant moved for sanctions.
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