Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Alan J. Lerner, Kalispell, Montana for the Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants.
Ward E. Taleff, Alexander, Baucus, Taleff & Paul, Great Falls, Montana for the Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants.
Daniel U. Smith, Kentfield, California for the Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.
A. Barry Cappello, Cappello & McCann, Santa Barbara, California for the Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.
William O. Bronson, Great Falls, Montana for the Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.
William E. Ireland, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel LLP, Los Angeles, California for the Defendants-Appellants-Crossappellees.
Before: Betty B. Fletcher, Melvin Brunetti, and Raymond C. Fisher, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Argued and Submitted June 14, 2001 — Seattle, Washington
B. FLETCHER, Circuit Judge:
In this diversity action, plaintiffs claim that defendants misappropriated their trade secrets in the design elements of a boot. Following a ten-day trial, a jury returned several verdicts against one of the defendants, Deckers Outdoor Corporation ("Deckers"), and awarded almost $2 million in compensatory damages. Deckers appeals, asserting that many of the jury's verdicts...
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