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Commercial Litigation Lawyers Secure $2.55 Million for Local Stromboli Manufacturer

October 5, 2011

After a two week jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, a 12-person jury found that Maglio Sausage Company unfairly competed against Leonetti's Frozen Foods, Inc. with respect to the distribution and sale of frozen stromboli.  The jury awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $555,000 in punitive damages.

Leonetti's was represented by Justin Proper, David Haase, Shane Heskin and Ashanti Crawford.

Leonetti’s is a West Philadelphia-based manufacturer of handmade Stromboli products which are distributed throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.  Leonetti’s asserted at trial that Maglio’s, also a Philadelphia-based company, unfairly competed against it by, among other things, providing samples to its customers that were materially different than the products they actually intended to distribute, using misleading images on its packaging, and using labeling that violated federal law.  In addition, Leonetti’s alleged at trial that Maglio’s improperly destroyed relevant documents during the course of the litigation and its request for a spoliation charge was granted by the Court.  The jury found in Leonetti’s favor, awarding $2 million in compensatory damages.  The jury also found that conduct of Maglio’s was outrageous and awarded $555,000 in punitive damages.

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