Kirkland Atty's 'Gratuitous' Statement Forces New Patent Trial

Law360, New York (February 24, 2016, 2:56 PM EST) -- Goodman Global Inc. won its bid for a new trial after a jury found it had violated a heating and air conditioning patent when a Delaware federal judge determined Wednesday that a Kirkland & Ellis LLP attorney made unnecessary and “gratuitous” statements during trial suggesting that Goodman copied Carrier Corp.'s product.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson "reluctantly" granted Goodman’s bid for a new trial after finding that Kirkland partner Gregg LoCascio had made improper statements to the jury during closing arguments on the issue of copying,...
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