AgroFresh awarded $31M in damages in Decco Poast-Harvest lawsuit
AgroFresh was awarded a verdict of $31.1M in damages by a jury in the U.S. District Court in Delaware in its litigation against Decco Post-Harvest. and Decco's parent company, UPL Limited. The award is subject to any appeals that may be taken by the parties in the future. The verdict included a determination that UPL and Decco had willfully and maliciously misappropriated AgroFresh trade secrets, willfully infringed an AgroFresh patent, converted AgroFresh property, engaged in unfair competition, and interfered with AgroFresh's contractual relationships. AgroFresh will petition the Court for an award of up to three times its compensatory damages based on the finding by the jury of a willful infringement.