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$416 Million Verdict

$416 Million Verdict

$416 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

The stakes were high for a petroleum geologist who studied a potential oil and gas reserve when she took her research to a major oil and gas production company hoping to partner with them in the production of this field. She believed she was meeting in confidence with people she could trust. Unfortunately, they misled her into believing her predictions were wrong. When she discovered later that this same company was producing in this field, she knew she had been duped. But, proving a theft of trade secret case against a major oil company was not going to be easy. We worked closely with our client to understand the research and data she collected. We knew we would have to present complex facts to a jury in a clear and concise manner in order to prevail. The oil and gas company spent tremendous amounts of money trying to set legal traps and creating hurdles for our client. When that did not work, they resorted to personal attacks on our client. Fortunately, she was never dissuaded by their tactics and successfully proved the company intentionally stole her idea and profited from it.