FTS initiated the first phase of the post-trial appeal process on November 28, 2012 by submitting three motions to the District Court Judge. These motions asked Judge Fowlkes to: 1) enter judgment in FTS’s favor; 2) alter the existing judgment because FTS believes that damages were calculated incorrectly; and 3) grant a new trial.
Assuming Judge Fowlkes rules against FTS and Unitek, they also have the option of filing an appeal with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the appellate court above the District Court. This will be considered the second step of the lengthy post-trial appeal process. During this entire appellate process, we will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available.
We filed responses to FTS’s post-trial motions on January 4, 2013. FTS has responded to this and our motion for attorneys’ fees. We’ve served FTS’s lawyers with subpoenas seeking their lawyers’ billing records, and have brought and responded to motions relating to these subpoenas.
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