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P&G SETTLES WITH G-P


February 4, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Procter & Gamble, the maker of Charmin bathroom tissue, settled a lawsuit it filed against rival toilet-paper maker…

Procter & Gamble, the maker of Charmin bathroom tissue, settled a lawsuit it filed against rival toilet-paper maker Georgia-Pacific.
P&G accused the company of hiring an employee to gain access to secret aspects of the papermaking process. P&G accused G-P of hiring a former P&G employee to obtain information regarding P&G’s Through-Air-Drying (TAD) papermaking technology and processes, used to make Charmin and bounty paper towels.
G-P spokesman Greg Guest said the lawsuit has been resolved to the satisfaction of both implicated parties. No financial details have been released.
Cincinnati-based P&G has another pending case of the same nature at the Cincinnati Federal District Court. P&G sued Potlach Corp., a lumber and paper company, on similar allegations of hiring away workers to steal trade secrets.

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