A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering the prominent Uzan family of Turkey to pay $1 billion in punitive damages to Motorola for engaging in a “coordinated campaign of lies and misrepresentations in order to swindle Motorola out of more than $2 billion.”
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision written by Judge Guido Calabresi and joined by Judges Ralph K. Winter and Sonia Sotomayor, said the award was valid under Illinois law and under the U.S. Constitution’s due process clause.
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