ICE Wins $21M In Aircraft Trade Secret Spat

Law360, New York (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered Hamilton Sundstrand Inc. and Ratier-Figeac SA to pay roughly $21.5 million in damages to airplane anti-icing parts maker ICE Corp. for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets after a business deal to develop an aircraft anti-icing mechanism failed to materialize.

Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court of Kansas ordered Hamilton and Ratier on Friday to pay $2,397,650 and $9,590,600 in punitive damages, respectively, shortly after a jury found the two companies liable for misappropriating trade secrets from ICE.

The court also...
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