201410.23
Federal Judge awards an additional $13.1 million in punitive damages in trade secrets case, awarding California rail company a total of $52.7 million.

Federal Judge awards an additional $13.1 million in punitive damages in trade secrets case, awarding California rail company a total of $52.7 million.

Judge Troy L. Nunley has awarded Sierra Railroad Company (“Sierra”) an additional $13.1 million in punitive damages in Sierra's dispute with Patriot Rail Company LLC (“Patriot”). These damages were awarded due to Patriot's willful misappropriation of Sierra's trade secrets and are in addition to the $39.6 million awarded to Sierra by the jury in May 2014, for a total award to Sierra of $52.7 million.