Inside job yields a $5,061,444 damage award - ruling pending on $2,503,457 attorneys' fee claim
I see a big one like this every couple of years. The largest damage awards in unfair competition cases usually involve some form of trade secret misappropriation, and this one is no exception. The last one I wrote about ($3,640,132 award) provided an interesting insight into the lucrative world of international legal recruiting.
This is not a traditional noncompete case arising out of an employee departure. Rather, it is about an existing Biopoint employee, Leah Attis, feeding information to her fiancé at Catapult, Andrew Dickhaut, who was named as a co-defendant and was found jointly liable on the award.