How They Won It: Schiff Gets Fees In Bogus Trade Secrets Case

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT) -- To prove that a trade secrets suit against plastic bottling company Logoplaste USA Inc. had been filed in bad faith by a spurned rival, attorneys from Schiff Hardin LLP made an unusual discovery request that eventually led to an equally rare award: Logoplaste's entire defense costs for more than three years of litigation.

In a ruling last month, Cook County Judge Mary Anne Mason said Portola Packaging Inc.'s allegations — that Logoplaste had used confidential information gleaned during an aborted merger to steal clients — had...
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