DaimlerChrysler v. Bill Davis Racing, Inc.

Date: February 9, 2006
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

DaimlerChrysler Motors Company, a Delaware limited liability company (Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant) vs. Bill Davis Racing, Inc., a North Carolina company (Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff). February 9, 2006, United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division (Honorable George Caram Steeh).  Commercial litigation, breach of contract.  Bill Davis Racing violated its six year contract when it divulged trade secret information to Toyota to help them enter NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series, and the jury awarded $6.5 million in damages to DaimlerChrysler, after 4 weeks in trial.  The jury also denied Bill Davis Racing’s counter-claim against DaimlerChrysler for breach of contract.