After granting summary judgment for plaintiff in late November 2007, Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently awarded plaintiff $6.6 million in damages, the majority of which related to future lost profits due to breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. Although the motion for summary judgment was uncontested, the court’s … Continue Reading
RRK Holding Co. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., No. 04-CV-3944, Verdict (N.D. Ill. Nov. 19, 2007)
A family-owned Wisconsin company that makes power tools recently won a $21.5 million verdict against Sears, Roebuck and Co. after the jury found the national retailer guilty of stealing the design for the popular Craftsman all-in-one cutting tool. Plaintiff RRK Holding Co., formerly known … Continue Reading
New lawsuit filed in Utah accuses a former research scientist employed by a nutritional supplement company of stealing trade secrets, customers, and employees when forming a rival vegan supplement company.
Systemic Formulas, Inc. claims that its former research director, Daeyoon Kim, is using Systemic’s trade secrets and proprietary information as the basis for its formula in the rival vegan supplement … Continue Reading