DuPont Wins $18M In Atty Fees In Trade Secrets Suit

By Michael Lipkin (February 25, 2014, 6:37 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday denied Kolon Industries Inc.'s attempts to trim $18 million in attorneys' fees owed to DuPont Co. in the chemical giant's trade secrets suit against it involving illegally obtained information from a former employee, ruling Kolon could have paid less if it had not been so contentious during discovery.  

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne awarded DuPont $18.3 million, adding to the company's $920 million damages award after a jury found that Kolon illegally acquired information from a former DuPont employee about a Kevlar fiber in order to improve Kolon's process for producing a rival product....

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