Swisher Verdict Reversed

Swisher International

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California reversed its $44 million judgment against Jacksonville, Florida-based cigar manufacturer Swisher International in a lawsuit filed by California-based lifestyle brands manufacturer Trendsettah USA, for which Swisher manufactured cigars. Judge James Selna ruled that the plaintiff had failed to establish anti-trust liability on Swisher’s part and agreed with Swisher’s argument that the jury reached its verdict without proper instructions on anti-trust laws.