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$100 Million Sanction Sought Against Motorola

Posted Apr 11, 2007 7:56 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The lawyer for a defunct technology company that sued Motorola for stealing trade secrets is seeking a $100 million sanction and $93 million in attorney fees.

The plaintiffs’ lawyer, Willie Gary of Stuart, Fla., says sanctions should be imposed because Motorola violated a court order for sequestering witnesses, the Daily Business Review reports. A jury deadlocked in the case last November.

Gary says he deserves a fee of $11,000 an hour for his own work.

New York City lawyer Faith Gay, who represented Motorola, told the Daily Business Review the fee request is unreasonable. "They couldn't win at trial, so they come back for a second bite of the apple," Gay says.

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