Witness Tampering Found In Trade Secrets Trial

Law360, New York (August 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge ruled that eye-surgery company Synergetics must pay $1.17 million because its chief executive officer wrongly conditioned a lawsuit's settlement on the plaintiff not testifying in a separate case—a move that may have led to a verdict that two former sales executives misused trade secrets.

Judge Catherine D. Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri found on Wednesday that Synergetics CEO Gregg Scheller said he would settle a separate lawsuit with Christopher Lumpkin if Lumpkin would not testify...
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