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La-Z-Boy Can't Duck $5.8M Royalty Verdict, Fla. Court Says

Law360, New York (January 6, 2017, 4:46 PM EST) -- A Florida federal court has shot down all of La-Z-Boy’s last attempts to ward off a $5.8 million jury verdict, invalidating five defenses and holding that the furniture maker must face the March judgment for not paying royalties to an automated footrest inventor.

La-Z-Boy Inc.’s five equitable defenses, which included mutual and unilateral mistake, laches, unclean hands, and equitable estoppel, do not apply to the case, the district court said Wednesday, emphasizing that the manufacturer may not find fault with the inventor’s conduct.

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