US: US$44M award against Cigar-Maker must be restored

US: US$44M award against Cigar-Maker must be restored

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, February 8, ordered the reinstatement of a jury’s US$44 million award against Swisher International—the world’s largest cigar-maker—based on its effort to stifle competition from an upstart rival. Following the jury’s April 2016 determination that plaintiff Trendsettah USA  incurred damages in the amount of US$44,446,482 based on […]