The Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel: The salty-sweet snack that launched a bitter lawsuit. Courtesy of Tina Haupert hide caption

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"I bought the stuff at full retail. I own it," says Michael Hallatt, owner of the _irate Joe's grocery in Vancouver. Trader Joe's federal lawsuit against his business was dismissed this week. _irate Joe's hide caption

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Doug Rauch wants to take wholesome food that grocers have to throw away and cook and sell it as low-cost, prepared meals. Bunnyhero/Flickr hide caption

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"I bought the stuff at full retail. I own it," says Michael Hallatt, owner of the _irate Joe's grocery in Vancouver. His store faces a lawsuit from Trader Joe's for infringing on its trademark and possibly confusing customers. _irate Joe's hide caption

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