A federal judge has tossed out a $37.3 million trade secrets verdict for Lockheed Martin and ordered a new trial after finding the aircraft company failed to turn over documents critical to the case to a defendant competitor. The judge 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 from the defendant, L-3 Communications Integrated Systems. He also tossed out Lockheed's motion for more than $16 million in legal fees.
Discovery Failure Sinks Lockheed's $37 Million Win
April 6, 2010