Frac Sand Shipper Defends $49M Win Over Alleged Copycat

By Michelle Casady (October 7, 2019, 4:44 PM EDT) -- An attempt to undo a $49 million judgment after a jury found a container manufacturer had stolen proprietary designs for frac sand shipping containers amounts to "a remarkable exercise in willful ignorance," an oil industry shipper told a Texas appellate court.

In a brief filed late Friday, SandBox Logistics LLC urged the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston to reject the "one-sided narrative" being pushed by Arrows Up Inc. on appeal. Arrows Up is appealing a Harris County District Court ruling it fork over $49.2 million — $21.7 million in profit disgorgement and $27.5 million in punitive damages — for stealing the design of...

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