SUIT OVER CART DEVICE RESULTS IN $212M AWARD

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio -- A six-year court battle over a shopping cart device has resulted in a jury here awarding Smart Media of Delaware $212 million in damages.The suit was originally filed in 1998 against Telxon, which was acquired in 2000 by Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y. As of last Wednesday, a final judgment had not been entered on the verdict, announced Sept. 17.In its suit, Smart Media,

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio -- A six-year court battle over a shopping cart device has resulted in a jury here awarding Smart Media of Delaware $212 million in damages.

The suit was originally filed in 1998 against Telxon, which was acquired in 2000 by Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y. As of last Wednesday, a final judgment had not been entered on the verdict, announced Sept. 17.

In its suit, Smart Media, based in Washington, claimed breach of contract, negligent and intentional m

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