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Jury Awards $21M Against Sears In Trade Secrets Suit

Law360 (November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A family-owned company has won a $21 million verdict against national retailer Sears, Roebuck and Co. after a jury found the appliance store chain guilty of stealing the invention for a popular power tool.

The federal jury in Illinois ruled Sears had misappropriated the trade secrets of Wisconsin carpenter Bob Kopras and the company he started 30 years ago in his basement, Roto Zip Tool Corp., now known as RRK Holding Co.

Kopras' attorney Lee Grossman said the verdict, awarding his client more than $13 million...
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