Packgen v. Berry Plastics Corp., No. 16-1348 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit against Defendants resulting from the failure of material Defendants had supplied to Plaintiff. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged breach of contract, breach of implied and express warranties, and negligence. The jury returned a verdict against Defendants and awarded more than $7 million in damages to Plaintiff. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that the district court did not err by (1) denying Defendants’ motion to exclude Plaintiff’s damages expert; (2) allowing Plaintiff’s employees to testify concerning potential customers’ intent to purchase Plaintiff’s new product; and (3) denying Defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law, a new trial, or to alter or amend the judgment.