A federal appeals court upheld a $21.2 million award in favor of Infogroup Inc in a lawsuit accusing founder Vinod Gupta of breaching a separation agreement, and a rival compiler of U.S. business names that he later founded of copyright infringement.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday let stand awards of $10 million against Gupta for breaching non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses, and $11.2 million against DatabaseUSA.com LLC, his new company.
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Editorial comment: This is an old story going back several years. It is amazing that Vinod Gupta still tries to avoid judgement.