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A state court jury decided Tuesday that national lab manager Los Alamos National Security LLC and the new contractor selected for vendor management services, COMPA Industries, did not play fair during the contract negotiation process in 2007.
Jurors awarded $3.64 million to Orion Technical Resources LLC for breach of implied contract and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing.
The jury heard three weeks of testimony and looked at mountains of documents in a trial before District Judge Beatrice Brickhouse, earning compliments from both sides for their attentiveness. Jurors frequently submitted their own written questions for witnesses to answer.