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A federal judge has tossed out a $37.3 million trade secrets verdict for Lockheed Martin Corp. and ordered a new trial after finding that the aircraft company failed to turn over to a defendant competitor documents critical to the case.
U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. on March 31 ordered the new trial at the request of Texas military contractor L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, the defendant in the five-year-old case. Pannell said it was “probable” that the outcome of the trial would have been different if the jury had been given access to the information that Lockheed withheld.
In his order, Pannell also tossed out Lockheed’s motion for more than $16 million in legal fees.
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