Flextronics Gets $280M Counterclaim Nixed Over Fake Email

Law360, New York (February 10, 2017, 5:56 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge cut an at-home beverage system maker’s $280 million counterclaim from Flextronics International USA Inc.’s contract suit over their manufacturing agreement, holding Thursday that the company’s CEO created a false email to bolster its position, an “extraordinarily serious” act of misconduct that warrants an equally serious sanction.

The order resolves a sanctions motion Flextronics filed against Sparkling Drink Systems Innovation Center HK Ltd. in May based on the company’s litigation conduct regarding a supposed November 2014 email.

The dispute stems from SDS and...
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