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The Sixth Circuit has affirmed a Michigan sailmaker’s $2.5 million win as part of “an epic saga” alleging a South African sailmaking company illegally sold sails, rejecting arguments that a special master’s recommendations in the case went beyond the scope of what he was told to do.

A three-judge panel on Thursday backed a lower court decision awarding Quantum Sail Design Group LLC $2.5 million in a suit against Jannie Reuvers Sails Ltd. and Leading Edge Sailmakers Ltd. claiming breach of contract and breach of a trade secret license agreement the parties had inked.

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