Circuit Affirms Motorola's $1B Award Against Uzans

Law360, New York (November 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appellate court has upheld a $1 billion punitive damage award for Motorola Inc. against the Uzan family of Turkey, which allegedly defrauded the telecommunications company out of $2 billion in loans.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the award after finding that a lower court did not abuse its discretion under Illinois law and the U.S. Constitution in awarding the punitive damages.

“Appellants have made no showing that the district court’s award was the product of passion, partiality, or...
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