Kirkland was named as counsel in one of the largest jury verdicts of 2015 in The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) annual “Top 100 Verdicts” list. The Firm represented the plaintiffs in Miller UK Ltd. v. Caterpillar, Inc. in a trade secrets case that resulted in a $74.6 million verdict. The award is believed to be the largest trade secret misappropriation verdict in Illinois history.
Each year NLJ and its VerdictSearch affiliate compile the list by searching court records, consulting with practitioners and reviewing other published reports. The totals represent jury awards and do not account for judicial reductions, offsets or appeals.