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Carbon Co. Norit Wins $38M In Trade Secrets Row

Law360 (April 11, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- An arbitration panel in Atlanta on Sunday ordered alternative energy company ADA‐ES Inc. to pay activated carbon producer Norit Americas Inc. $37.9 million and royalties for breaching a contract and misappropriating trade secrets for the construction of a manufacturing facility.

Marshall, Texas-based Norit said in a statement that it brought the legal action because ADA stole its intellectual property and used it to build a facility at Red River near Coushatta, La. The facility is operated by ADA Carbon Solutions LLC, known as ACS.

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