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Judges usually don’t look kindly on discovery lapses. But in a decision last week, an appeals court in California was sympathetic toward the software company Novell, which had been sanctioned for belatedly producing discovery. In a trial over a contract dispute, Novell was ordered to pay $19 million in damages, $4.5 million in interest, and more than $10 million in its opponent’s legal fees. Last week, California’s Fourth Appellate District reversed the judgment and remanded the matter for a new trial. The case was filed in 2003 by a company called TriPole and some of its former employees. Tripole, which sold software to Novell, claimed it had been stiffed on payments pegged to revenue milestones its product generated for Novell. Some TriPole executives claimed they, too, were owed bonus payments. Novell, which was represented by Workman

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