Luna Innovations Announces Lawsuit Verdict
ROANOKE, Va.–Apr. 22, 2009– A jury in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara, returned a verdict in the ongoing litigation between Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) and Hansen Medical, Inc. The jury found in favor of Hansen determining that Luna Innovations breached its contract with Hansen as well as misappropriated trade secrets belonging to Hansen. The jury awarded approximately $36 million in damages to Hansen.
Luna Innovationsis evaluating the outcome, will file post-trial motions and will make a determination as to whether it intends to appeal the outcome at a later date.
About Luna Innovations:
Luna Innovations Incorporated (www.lunainnovations.com) is focused on sensing and instrumentation, and pharmaceutical nanomedicines. Luna develops and manufactures new-generation products for the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and defense markets. Our products are used to measure, monitor, protect and improve critical processes in the markets we serve. Through its disciplined commercialization business model, Luna has become a recognized leader in transitioning science to solutions. Luna is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.
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This release includes information that constitutes “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding, but not limited to, Luna’s expectations regarding appealing the verdict. The company attempts, whenever possible, to identify forward-looking statements by words such as “intends,” “will,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “may,” “estimates,” “believes,” “should,” “projects,” or “continue,” or the negative of those words and other comparable words. Actual events or results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company’s control. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk of material harm to Luna’s business from further adverse results stemming from Luna’s litigation wit hHansen Medical, Inc.
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