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Software Engineer Wins $5.8 Million Verdict Vs. Arrowhead

Law360 (October 13, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Software entrepreneur Martin Desmond of La Jolla, Ca. has won a $5.8 million verdict in a copyright infringement suit against the Arrowhead General Insurance Agency of San Diego, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The six-member jury agreed with Desmond's complaint that Arrowhead exceeded the authorized use of his software, which he developed for the company to calculate various insurance premiums. At issue was a web-based insurance calculator, developed by Desmond, which the jury found that Arrowhead improperly used for an internet casualty insurance agency started to...
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