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FLORIDA LAWYER SEEKS $ 93 MILLION IN FEES MIAMI � Stuart, Fla., litigator Willie Gary has upped the stakes in his post-trial sanctions case against electronics giant Motorola. He’s asking for as much as $93 million in attorneys fees for the plaintiff lawyer team in a trade secret case that ended with a deadlocked jury. Gary, 59, who represents the now-defunct SPS Technologies of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also is asking Broward Circuit Judge Leroy Moe to levy a $100 million sanction against Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola for violating a court order sequestering witnesses and allegedly hampering the plaintiff’s chances in a new trial. Moe had granted a motion made by Motorola on Oct. 9 to sequester witnesses. He also removed witnesses from the courtroom. But the judge later said in a January hearing that he “almost threw up” when two witnesses for Motorola testified they had read the testimony from the plaintiff’s experts before taking the stand. The eight-week, $10 billion trial over trade secrets ended in a mistrial in November when jurors deadlocked on whether Motorola stole SPS’s idea for a vehicle-tracking technology. “What they did was taint the whole process,” Gary said in an interview Tuesday. “They were going to win at any cost.” Faith Gay, a New York City attorney representing Motorola, said Gary’s request for attorneys fees is unreasonable because it goes back long before the allegedly tainted testimony occurred. She said Gary’s fee request, if granted, could be record setting. “They couldn’t win at trial, so they come back for a second bite of the apple,” said Gay, who’s with Quinn Emanuel. “The violations didn’t make them lose this case. They lost this case because they didn’t have the appropriate evidence.” A hearing on the fee request and sanctions is expected to last the rest of this week.

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