N-Tron, Rockwell Must Mediate $35M Ethernet Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 5:12 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered competing network technology firms N-Tron Corp. and Rockwell Automation Inc. to mediate N-Tron's claims that Rockwell lured it into a cooperative marketing agreement despite its intention to unveil competing products, costing N-Tron nearly $35 million in expenses and lost revenue potential.

Judge William H. Steele of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama issued an order Thursday staying the case pending mediation and denying Rockwell's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state...
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