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Michael Hallatt Trader Joe's

Lawsuit dismissed

7 Oct, 2013

A Seattle U.S. District Court dismisses a lawsuit brought by Trader Joe’s against Michael Hallatt of Vancouver, Canada. Hallatt operates Pirate Joe’s, a Vancouver store he stocks with Trader Joe’s branded merchandise. The court said it did not have jurisdiction. Hallatt:

This was a fight over principle. If you legally own something, you have the right to resell it.