Campbell Soup today won affirmance of a post-trial judgment in a case arising out of Campbell’s 1998 spin-off of its Vlasic Foods subsidiary. The plaintiff, the successor to Vlasic Foods, alleged that Campbell made a constructively fraudulent transfer and knowingly participated in a breach of fiduciary duty by loading Vlasic with $500 million in debt just before setting it free. The district court held a bench trial and found that the plaintiff failed to prove a central element of its claims — that Vlasic’s taking on the debt made it insolvent. The Third Circuit affirmed in all respects. VFB LLC v. Campbell Soup Co., No. 05-4879 (3d Cir. Mar. 30, 2007).
Mmm, mmm, good.