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January 10, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Bay Area entrepreneurs have won a $26-million judgment in U.S. District Court in Oakland against a company owned by a Los Angeles electrical equipment maker that the two contended suppressed their energy-saving office lighting technology. The manufacturer, MagneTek Inc., said Tuesday that it plans to appeal the jury judgment against Universal Manufacturing Corp. of Paramus, N.J., which MagneTek bought in 1986. The $25.8-million award includes a judgement for $7.
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May 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Judgment Against Magnetek Reversed: Magnetek Inc. said a California appeals court has reversed a $25.7-million judgment against the company's Universal Manufacturing unit. An Alameda County Superior Court jury awarded the judgment to LMP Corp. in January, 1990. At issue was LMP's contention that the Magnetek unit bought an electronic ballast design from LMP, then failed to honor commitments to market it. Magnetek contended that the design was unmarketable.
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May 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Judgment Against Magnetek Reversed: Magnetek Inc. said a California appeals court has reversed a $25.7-million judgment against the company's Universal Manufacturing unit. An Alameda County Superior Court jury awarded the judgment to LMP Corp. in January, 1990. At issue was LMP's contention that the Magnetek unit bought an electronic ballast design from LMP, then failed to honor commitments to market it. Magnetek contended that the design was unmarketable.
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January 10, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Bay Area entrepreneurs have won a $26-million judgment in U.S. District Court in Oakland against a company owned by a Los Angeles electrical equipment maker that the two contended suppressed their energy-saving office lighting technology. The manufacturer, MagneTek Inc., said Tuesday that it plans to appeal the jury judgment against Universal Manufacturing Corp. of Paramus, N.J., which MagneTek bought in 1986. The $25.8-million award includes a judgement for $7.
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