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Mesa To Pay Hawaiian Airlines $80M

Law360 (October 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge on Tuesday ordered Mesa Air Group to pay rival Hawaiian Airlines $80 million for allegedly misusing trade secrets it acquired through a deal struck during Hawaiian's bankruptcy proceedings. Mesa was also sanctioned because one of its executives allegedly destroyed important electronic evidence.

Following a trial that concluded in early October, Judge Robert Faris, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii, said that Mesa had used information it obtained under a confidentiality agreement when it offered to acquire part of Hawaiian to...
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