HRD Loses Bid For Sanctions In Dow Contract Fight

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed eight discovery-abuse allegations brought by HRD Corp. against Dow Chemical Co. and has awarded Dow the cost of defending the motion, in a long-running contract and trade secrets dispute over a failed joint business venture to produce polyethylene wax products.

Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. issued his opinion Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

“HRD has presented the court with a pinata of alleged Dow discovery abuses, most of which lack total merit,” Judge Farnan said...
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