Korea Supply Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 29 Cal. 4th 1134 (2003)

Blecher Collins & Pepperman represented the plaintiff Korea Supply Company (KSC) against Lockheed Martin in the case that ultimately established the standard for bringing a claim for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage under California law. The California Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeal decision allowing KSC the right to seek compensatory and punitive damages for interference with prospective business opportunities against Lockheed Martin, which had received a contract to supply radar equipment allegedly secured by bribes and sexual favors in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. After seven years of litigation, and following a three-month trial, the parties settled the case. The terms of settlement are confidential.