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Avery Dennison Sues Taiwanese Company

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May 10, 2005|From Bloomberg News

Avery Dennison Corp., the world's biggest maker of labels, claims a Taiwanese company that lost an $80-million verdict in 2000 has been doing business through "sham intermediaries" in a bid to avoid paying the judgment.

Four Pillars Enterprise Co., which was ordered by an Ohio jury to pay for stealing trade secrets from Pasadena- based Avery Dennison, ceased operations in the U.S. under its own name in an attempt to circumvent laws, the lawsuit said.

Avery Dennison said it had won court rulings, including a default judgment last month in Los Angeles, to stop Four Pillars from using sham companies to avoid paying the judgment. Avery Dennison claims Four Pillars is selling its products through another company called Adheva Inc.

A message left at the Azusa office of Adheva wasn't immediately returned.

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