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How Finances Can Affect Your Legal Case

Miller UK, a small construction machine company in Great Britain, invented a quick coupler device called the bug to help large construction machines pick up massive buckets. Without Miller UK’s tool, changing buckets for these machines would normally take over 30 minutes, but with the device, minutes turn into seconds. However, Miller UK’s number one customer, Caterpillar, developed its own coupler and it looks just like the bug. Is there anything the tiny company can do to keep Caterpillar from ruining their business? How Finances Can Affect Your Legal Case Keith Miller and his two siblings—owners of Miller UK—quickly filed a case claiming that Caterpillar (CAT) stole their proprietary technology, but CAT is one of the largest construction machine companies in the U.S. and has billions of dollars at its disposal. Just getting through the discovery phase of the trial cost millions. The Miller siblings were forced to let employees…
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