Eastern Missouri Court Rules in Favor of Kane Biotech in Lawsuit Against Nestle Purina
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX-V:KNE), (the “Corporation” or “Kane Biotech”), is pleased to announce that the U.S. District Court of Eastern Missouri that is overseeing the lawsuit filed by Kane Biotech against Nestec, Ltd., aka Nestec, S.A., Nestle Purina Petcare Global Resources, Inc. (“Nestle”) has ruled against Nestle’s motion to dismiss on all six counts of the sealed complaint, paving the way for the ultimate trial of the case on the merits.
“Nestle had filed a motion to dismiss which is standard practice; We fully expected the case to proceed and we will now move into the discovery phase. We anxiously look forward to this opportunity as this is where we will be able to concretely discover the actions of Nestle which we believe were inappropriate, caused damage to Kane and are compensable,” explained Marc Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Kane Biotech.
Glen Waldman of Waldman Barnett, P.L. the legal firm retained by Kane added “All six (6) of our counts have survived which means that the court accepted all of our allegations and counts as viable at this point and provides us with a path to pursue Nestle on all of our very significant claims. We believe our claims are strong and have confidence in the ultimate outcome.”
Nestle now has to answer Kane’s complaint, which is due in February.
About Kane Biotech
Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms.
The Corporation has a portfolio of biotechnologies, intellectual property (75 patents and patents pending, trade secrets and trademarks) and products developed by the Corporation’s own biofilm research expertise and acquired from leading research institutions. StrixNB™, DispersinB®, Aledex®, bluestem™, AloSera™, coactiv+™ and Kane® are trademarks of Kane Biotech Inc. The Corporation is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "KNE" and on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol “KNBIF”.
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Released February 4, 2019