Judge Reverses $458M Award Against Weyerhaeuser

Law360, New York (October 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday reversed a $458 million award against forest products giant Weyerhaeuser Co., saying that a spin-off that inadvertently took over a diaper business that infringed patents held by a rival and then went bankrupt already knew about the potential liabilities of its product.

U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes ruled that Bankruptcy Judge Margaret H. Murphy should not have characterized Weyerhaeuser's sale of the diaper company, Paragon, as a ploy to make millions while divesting itself of potential intellectual property liabilities....
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