Court Orders Bridgeport Fittings to Pay More Fines to Arlington Industries

Scranton, Pa., Nov. 7, 2016—Arlington Industries announced, that on November 4, 2016, Brideport Fittings paid Arlington $1.84 million as part of a contempt proceeding where the court previously found Bridgeport violated an injunction that prohibited any sales of Bridgeport’s infringing 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors. The $1.84 million payment includes Arlingtons’s attorney fees and expenses awarded by the court on June 28, 2016, as well as an additional sum in settlement of Arlington’s claims for supplemental fees, costs and interest.

The court previously ordered Bridgeport to pay Arlington sanctions in the amount of $2.34 million to reimburse Arlington for its lost profits and the attorney fees it incurred proving Bridgeport’s contempt. It also banned Bridgeport’s products until 2018.

The most recent payment brings the total Bridgeport has been ordered to pay Arlington for infringing Arlington’s Snap-Tite and Snap2It Patents to $10.6 Million.

In response to this latest award, Tom Stark, president of Arlington Industries, said: “We are pleased that the court ordered Bridgeport to reimburse Arlington for its attorney fees and expenses and that the infringing 38ASP and 380SP Connectors are still banned from the market. While we would prefer not to litigate, Arlington will continue to defend its valuable intellectual property rights against unfair competition.”

About Arlington Industries, Inc.

Arlington Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of unique and innovative electrical and communications products. Its products are protected by both domestic and foreign patents, which Arlington vigorously enforces.

Stay Informed Join our Newsletter

Having trouble finding time to sit down with the latest issue of
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR? Don't worry, we'll come to you.