Steptoe & Johnson partners Katherine D. Cappaert, John M. Caracappa and Jamie L. Lucia are defending solar technology company Complete Solaria against a lawsuit alleging trade secret theft, defamation, tortious interference with contract and breach of contract. The suit, filed March 16 in California Northern District Court by Seoul-based Jipyong LLC on behalf of SolarPark Korea Co., accuses Complete Solaria of unlawfully terminating a production contract with the plaintiff in order to replace the Korean manufacturer with cheaper suppliers. The case, assigned to U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, is 4:23-cv-01181, SolarPark Korea Co., Ltd. v. Solaria Corporation et al.
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