Corporate Law

Both Sides Proclaim Victory re $1.3M Award Against 3M in MRSA Test Case

Both sides proclaimed victory today after a British judge ordered 3M Corp. to pay $1.3 million for failing to fulfill a promise to market a test for MRSA, a dangerous bacteria in hospitals.

The award to the Porton Group and its partners was far less than the $40 million they had sought in the breach of contract case, the New York Times reports.

The Blog of Legal Times provides a a link to today’s opinion (PDF).

Meanwhile, 3M is planning to proceed with a case against the chief executive of the Porton Group and a well-known Washington, D.C., lobbyist and attorney, Lanny J. Davis, alleging that they conspired to blackmail 3M. Both deny the allegations in the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

Related coverage: “3M Sues DC Law Firm Chief, Says He Ran Defamation Campaign Under Guise of Seeking $30M Settlement”

Updated at 4:30 p.m. to link to Blog of Legal Times coverage.

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