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Jury levels $134 million fines against PacifiCorp for misappropriation of trade secrets

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  • Old Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    May 23, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    Seems like PacificCore wasted 100 peoples time as they "evaluated" the project and gathered up ideas on how to build it then did it themselves. So, they did their due diligence on the backs of other people for free and then took the best idea and ran with it.

    Big companies can get away with it because most people don't have 15 years to fight it out in court.

    Chalk another one up for the little guy!

    Good work.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 23, 2012 4:23 a.m.

    Don't see how you can steal something from someone that they don't have. I think the jury was tampered with by the state and their verdict is the victim of misinformation and the omission of fact and pertinent information.

    Since power plants and building them and resources of construction material is limited and narrow in design how can you steal something government has already designed by law? Since all power generation is government controlled and mandated there is very little difference in plant design and equipment in Utah or Maine. Maybe in office furniture.

    So called trade secrets are mandated design so this law suit seems illogical and not justified. Judges don't have the ability to determine right and wrong or what justification means so anything and everything gets to sneak in to court.