Court rejects trade secret theft sentences, finding leniency 'unreasonable'

A federal appeals court has overturned two men's sentences for stealing trade secrets from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and remanded the case, questioning the leniency of the punishment.

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  • Lawautodidact

    Why were these two ever even prosecuted? What a shameful example of overcriminalization this is. I can't believe this got past a jury.

  • Judge NC Naidu

    An appeal is the most polished and sophisticated art of contempt of court. For example, is the U.S. Supreme Court final because they are infallible, or is it fallible enough for Congress to be able to overrule its decisions with newer legislation?

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