Minnesota court ruled in favor of the company Seagate, which accused its main competitor of illegally gaining access to confidential information. This happened as a result of the transfer of one of the employees Seagate in western digital.
The judge recognized the justice of the accusation and sentenced western digital to pay compensation in the amount of 525 million US dollars. Interest for the period leading up to the verdict will also be added to it later. That is, in the end, the amount can be significantly increased.
western digital refused to accept the court's decision and said she was going to appeal. According to the company, the decision of the court has no sufficient grounds. western digital considers that she acted without any violations of existing legislation and did not commit any actions that can be considered illegal.