Caterpillar Seeks Sanctions In Miller Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 6:27 PM EST) -- In a bitter trans-Atlantic trade secrets dispute between two earthmoving manufacturers, Caterpillar Inc. asked an Illinois federal court on Thursday to impose $20,000 in sanctions, claiming Miller UK Ltd. stonewalled a recent deposition and dragged its feet in discovery.

In a heavily-redacted motion for sanctions, the Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar accused Miller of playing a "game of hide the ball" by improperly withholding factual information and failing to identify specific facts supporting their trade secrets theft claim.

Specifically, Caterpillar pointed to the Oct. 29 deposition testimony of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Miller UK Ltd. et al v. Caterpillar, Inc.

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

190(Contract: Other)


Honorable Andrea R. Wood

Date Filed

June 17, 2010

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