SOURCE: Continuant

Continuant

August 20, 2014 13:58 ET

Federal Court Upholds Continuant's $60M Antitrust Award

Avaya's Motion for New Trial Denied

CAMDEN, NJ--(Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - A New Jersey federal court has denied telecom giant Avaya's motion for a new trial against Washington State-based Continuant, upholding Continuant's $20 million award for Avaya's anti-competitive conduct. Http://continuant.com/post-trial-order/

By law, the $20 million will be trebled. The final judgment will be at $60 million, with the addition of attorneys' fees and costs likely to be added onto the judgment, in an amount to be determined by the court.

In all, Avaya filed six post-trial motions, all denied by the court. In denying all six, the court has left intact both the liability and the damages award from the original verdict.

The nearly eight-year legal case, which culminated in a six and a half-month jury trial, found that Avaya violated federal law in its attempts to block competitors from performing post-warranty maintenance on its telecommunications systems.

It is anticipated that the court will rule on Continuant's post-trial motions on September 8, or shortly thereafter.

About Continuant:

Continuant is an independent provider of maintenance and support services for voice and data communications systems, with an unsurpassed record of extraordinary customer service. Headquartered in Washington state, Continuant serves national and international enterprise customers.

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