Freeborn client Shuffle Tech LLC this week won a $105 million jury award in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Shuffle Tech and three other companies accused Scientific Games Corp. of initiating sham litigation to assert invalid patents intended to suppress the market for automatic card-shufflers. A judge has determined that the jury verdict must be trebled under the antitrust laws, and entered a judgment for the amount of $315 million. Jeffery M. Cross, a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Antitrust and Complex Litigation Team, was a member of the team led by attorneys Joseph S. Presta and Robert A. Rowan of Nixon Vanderhye P.C. Freeborn attorneys John M. O’Bryan and Tina Wills and Freeborn paralegal John Croes also assisted the Nixon Vanderhye team on the case. Law360 covered the decision in the article “Jury Deals $105M To Shuffle Tech For Competitor’s Sham Suit,” published Aug. 7.