Hamilton Still Liable For Secrets Swipe: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Friday affirmed that Hamilton Sundstrand Inc. and Ratier-Figeac SA misappropriated ICE Corp.'s trade secrets after an agreement to make an airplane de-icing system fell apart, but called into question $4.4 million of a punitive damages award.

In a nonprecedential ruling, a three-judge panel found that Hamilton and its subsidiary Ratier were required to pay at least $13.3 million in damages and attorneys' fees, since they had essentially forfeited a defense that focused on which party owned the trade secrets in question. But...
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