Illinois Court Sets Hearing to Determine Amount of Hytera Assets, Income
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | Comments

An Illinois judge set a hearing on discovery of Hytera Communications’ assets and income for March 5.

Last February, a jury for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois awarded Motorola Solutions $764.6 million in damages, after it determined that Hytera had taken Motorola trade secrets and used them in its Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) products. District Judge Charles Norgle subsequently reduced that amount to $543.7 million.

Because there are outstanding damages against Hytera, the court released a citation requiring the company to attend the hearing for discovery of its income and assets. Under Illinois law, there are several types of income and assets that are exempt from being applied to cover damages awarded in a trial.

Under the court’s rules, Hytera may also request an earlier hearing on its assets and income if it chooses.

Earlier this month, Motorola filed a motion with the court asking it to compel the Bank of China to turn over assets belonging to Hytera to help cover the damages awarded by the jury. In that filing, Motorola alleged that Hytera was taking steps to avoid paying the damages.

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