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BladeRoom Wants $60M Punitives With $30M Trade Secret Win

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 7:06 PM EDT) -- BladeRoom Group Ltd. urged a California federal court Thursday to order Emerson Electric Co. to pay $60 million in punitive damages — on top of a $30 million jury award — for “willfully and maliciously” stealing BladeRoom's trade secrets to build a massive Facebook data center.

In its Thursday motion, U.K.-based BladeRoom argued that under state law, when willful and malicious misappropriation is found, the court may award such exemplary damages in an amount up to twice that already awarded for losses caused by the theft....
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