On July 14, 2014, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the entire $28.4 million jury verdict awarded to Foster Pepper client, Education Logistics, Inc. (EDULOG), in EDULOG’S lawsuit against Laidlaw Transit Inc. EDULOG sued Laidlaw in 2007 for breaching a licensing agreement that requires Laidlaw to promote EDULOG’s school bus routing software. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals flatly rejected Laidlaw’s arguments that the damages awarded by the jury were not allowed under the licensing agreement.
Missoula, Montana-based EDULOG is the industry leader in student transportation solutions and partners with K-12 school districts to provide transportation management solutions. EDULOG’S transportation management software has helped school districts throughout the United States realize millions of dollars of pupil transportation savings. Laidlaw (now First Student) is one of the world’s largest private school bus contractors.
EDULOG was represented in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by Sam Bull, Charles Nomellini and Neil Dial of the Foster Pepper Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.