Verdict Hiked To $25M In Sears Trade Secrets Suit

Law360 (May 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sears, Roebuck and Co. should pay more than $25 million for stealing the invention for a popular power tool, a federal judge decided Tuesday in upholding the jury's verdict in the trade secrets case against the retailer.

U.S. District Judge David H. Coar issued a final judgment in the Northern District of Illinois upholding the $21.4 million jury verdict and adding $3.7 million in prejudgment interest.

He also denied post-trial motions from Sears for judgment as a matter of law or for a new trial or...
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