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MENENDEZ AMERINO & CIA. LTDA v. BRAZIL CIGARS & TOBACCO LLC
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA (MIAMI)
Be very careful when dealing with business relationships that have fallen apart since the business models and distribution relationships have already been established at often significant costs. It is often advisable to meet and define very clearly how a business relationship will end.
The Plaintiff is a Brazilian corporation engaged in the business of manufacturing, marketing, and selling cigars on a worldwide basis, including the United States. The Defendant is an importer and distributor of Brazilian cigars throughout the United States. There was a contractual relationship between the parties that fell apart. The Defendant is alleged to have disparaged the Plaintiff’s products with a cigar industry magazine.
The Plaintiff has sued on a number of claims including libel and slander and requests extensive monetary damages, injunctive relief, an award of attorneys’ fees, interest, and costs. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1324.