Appellate Court Puts The Brakes On Lionel Case

Law360, New York (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has declined to rehear the Lionel trade secrets case, handing the bankrupt model-train maker a temporary victory in its ongoing intellectual property battle with rival Mike’s Train House.

On Friday, the Sixth Circuit rejected Mike’s Train House's request for the full court to reconsider its case, a move sought in the wake of an appellate panel overturning the $38.6 million trade secrets misappropriation ruling that sent Lionel into bankruptcy.

“Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in...
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