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Former IFreedom Exec Awarded $4B In Labor Spat

Law360 (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California court has issued a $4.1 billion judgment against China's iFreedom Communications International Holdings Ltd., its U.S. affiliate and its founder after an arbitrator found them liable in an employment dispute with a former executive.

Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon of the Superior Court of California in Los Angles County on Thursday confirmed the final award for former Chief Marketing Officer Paul Thomas Chester, who was fired from the company in September 2005.

The suit claimed iFreedom and its founder, Timothy Ringgenberg, had promised Chester certain commissions...
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