Stoll Berne Defeats $23 Million Trade Secrets Suit

April 18, 2013

One month before trial, plaintiff Innovative Sports, Inc. was forced to voluntarily dismiss its lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear Company, represented by Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong.

On March 22, 2013, the Lane County Circuit Court granted Columbia’s motion to dismiss five of the six claims asserted against Columbia in a complaint asserting more than $23 million in damages.  On April 12, 2013, Columbia filed a motion for summary judgment against the final claim, providing overwhelming evidence that the claim was based upon false allegations.

Within hours of the filing, Innovative Sports initiated negotiations to drop the case.  Columbia made no payment to the plaintiff.

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