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McKool Smith principal Aimee Fagan was quoted in the Law360 article, “Halliburton To Face 2nd Patent Trial In August After Hung Jury.”  After six years of litigation and a federal jury trial in Houston, McKool Smith has successfully defeated contract, patent, trade secret, and fraudulent inducement claims brought against Halliburton by a former supplier.  The March trial deliberations continued after two jurors were dismissed for illness and the COVID pandemic caused the shutdown of non-essential businesses.  Ultimately, the jury was unable to decide all claims.  The jury was unable to reach a verdict on two of three patent claims involving a patented method of operating gas separation equipment.  The second trial on the two remaining patent claims, previously scheduled for August, is expected to occur this fall.  Joining Aimee at the first trial were Robert Manley, Phillip Aurentz, Sam Baxter, Meredith Elkins, Marcus Rabinowitz, and Chelsea Priest.  Read the full article here.


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