Western Union Can't Appeal Award Against MoneyGram

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dismissed a cross-appeal from Western Union Co. relating to the $16 million in damages it won in its patent suit against MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc. over electronic money transfer technology.

In a ruling Wednesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with defendant MoneyGram that Western Union could not lodge a cross-appeal of the judgment since it was the prevailing party.

A federal jury in the the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas awarded Western...
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