Bridgeport Fittings Pays Arlington’s Attorney Fees and Expenses in Contempt Proceeding

Arlington Industries says on Nov. 4 Bridgeport Fittings paid $1.84 million as part of a contempt proceeding where the court previously found Bridgeport violated an injunction that prohibited any sales of Bridgeport’s infringing 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors.

The $1.84 million payment includes Arlington’s attorney fees and expenses awarded by the court on June 28, as well as an additional sum in settlement of Arlington’s claims for supplemental fees, costs and interest.

The court previously ordered Bridgeport to pay Arlington sanctions in the amount of $2.34 million to reimburse Arlington for its lost profits and the attorney fees it incurred proving Bridgeport’s contempt. It also banned Bridgeport’s products until 2018. The most recent payment brings the total Bridgeport has been ordered to pay Arlington for infringing Arlington’s Snap-Tite and Snap2It Patents to $10.6 million.

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