Kolon Asks 4th Circ. To Ax $920M DuPont Trade Secrets Award

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Kolon Industries Inc. on Friday asked the Fourth Circuit to overturn a $920 million judgment, saying DuPont Co. should have been forced to individually address each trade secret it alleged Kolon had pilfered and the trial judge should have recused himself from the case and a related antitrust suit.

South Korea-based Kolon told the appeals court that the trial court should have required DuPont to present "trade secret by trade secret" its claims that Kolon stole trade secrets related to para-aramid fiber, a synthetic material that DuPont sells as Kevlar and is used in body armor.

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