A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge is backing Kraft Foods in its effort to keep Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from expanding into grocery stores.
U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman in Chicago granted a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel from selling its branded meats in grocery stores. Kraft claims that would infringe on its own Cracker Barrel-trademarked cheese and confuse consumers.
Cracker Barrel argued that it's not selling cheese, and the distance between the dairy cases and meat sections would reduce confusion.
Gettleman says Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft has a good chance of prevailing in its lawsuit.
He says sales of Kraft's Cracker Barrel cheese are strong, and the trademark was registered more than a decade before Cracker Barrel Old Country Store used the name.
Neither company immediately returned messages.
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