Conspiracy Claims Against Headwaters Remanded

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appellate court on Friday overturned the dismissal of civil conspiracy claims against natural resources company Headwaters Inc., but upheld the dismissal of patent infringement claims.

The plaintiffs in the case, former investors in now-defunct Adtech Inc., claimed that Headwaters had conspired with Adtech’s chief to defraud them. The district court granted summary judgment to Headwaters after the plaintiffs dismissed claims against Adtech boss James G. Davidson, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that allegations of civil conspiracy and breach of...
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