Canadian Space Agency Ordered To Pay $800,000 To Inventor

Law360, New York (October 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Quebec court has ordered the Canadian Space Agency to pay $800,000 in damages to a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who invented a high-performance alloy appropriated by the agency.

Justice Danielle Grenier of Quebec Superior Court ordered that part of the judgment be paid immediately in order to prevent the space agency from using the appeals process as a delay tactic. She said the agency must pay $200,000 in damages to Samir Elomari, who invented the alloy, even if it decides to appeal the...
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