John Aisenbrey referenced in Law360 article
Stinson Leonard Street partner John Aisenbrey is mentioned in a Law360 article about a recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in favor of longstanding client Hallmark Cards Inc.
The lawsuit alleged that Monitor Clipper Partners LLC, a private equity firm, misappropriated confidential information via a consulting firm, Monitor Co. Group, which did research for Hallmark. This information guided Monitor's 2005 acquisition of a Hallmark competitor, Recycled Paper Greetings, Inc., according to court documents.
Hallmark sued Monitor for breach of contract and Clipper for misappropriation of trade secrets, and later settled with Monitor for $16.6 million. The jury in the Clipper trial awarded Hallmark $31.3 million, which was affirmed on appeal by the Eighth Circuit.
The Law360 article, 8th Circ. Affirms Hallmark's $31M Trade Secrets Verdict, can be found online (subscription required).