Business: Kodak Clouted

A big award for Berkey

The business and legal communities were astonished in January when a federal jury of two men and eight women found Eastman Kodak Co. guilty of monopolistic practices in a case brought by New York-based Berkey Photo, Inc., a relatively small competitor. When the same jury last week fixed the penalty, the reaction was genuine shock. Kodak, said the jurors, should pay Berkey $37.6 million in damages—and that was just the beginning. Because standard procedure is to triple damages for violation of antitrust law, the court is expected to raise the award to $112.8 million, one of the...

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