Aerospace Co.'s Damages In Trade Secrets Row Slashed To $5M

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 9:39 PM EDT) -- In a bittersweet victory for ICE Corp., a Kansas federal judge slashed from $9.6 million to $5 million a punitive damages award in a suit alleging two companies misappropriated the aerospace electronics company's trade secrets after an agreement to make an airplane de-icing system fell apart.

After the Tenth Circuit remanded the case, questioning the appropriateness of the $9.6 million punitive damages judgment against Hamilton Sundstrand Inc. and subsidiary Ratier-Figeac SAS, U.S. District Judge Julie A. Robinson found there was no basis for exceeding the $5...
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