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Boeing Must Pay $2.1 Million for Stratotanker Contract Breach

March 2, 2020, 3:43 PM

An Alabama jury held Boeing Co. liable for $2.1 million in damages for breaching a partnership agreement to bid on a KC-135 Stratotanker maintenance contract for the U.S. Air Force.

Boeing won the contract in 2007 after the termination of the partnership.

The plaintiffs, Alabama Aircraft Industries Inc. and Pemco Aircraft Engineering Services Inc., claimed Boeing lured them into the contractual arrangements to obtain access their to confidential trade secrets and proprietary information. Boeing then wrongfully terminated the agreements and misused their proprietary information to win the billion-dollar contract for itself, they said.

The jury was asked to decide whether...

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