ITC Grants LG Chem Default Judgment In $1B Car Battery War

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 3:14 PM EDT) -- In a decision that could impact the U.S. market for electric car batteries, a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge issued a rare default judgment to LG Chem Ltd. in a trade secret battle with a Korean rival over its extensive destruction of evidence.

In an initial determination subject to full commission review, Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot determined SK Innovation Co.'s destruction was so extensive that it undermined the commission's ability to decide the case on the merits, and so default judgment was the only reasonable remedy.

"LG Chem's ability to pursue its case and my ability to oversee...

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