Sparton Corporation Announces the Results of Litigation.JACKSON, Mich. -- Sparton Corporation (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :SPA) announces the filing of an opinion and order in the matter of Sparton Technology, Inc. v. Util-LINK, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control and National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative.
On September 25, 2007, the opinion and order of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ("Sixth Circuit") was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in the matter of Sparton Technology, Inc. v. Util-LINK and National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative ("NRTC NRTC National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
NRTC National Road Transport Commission (Australia)
NRTC National Respiratory Training Centre (UK)
NRTC National Research and Training Center "). In its opinion the Sixth Circuit vacated the judgment in the amount of approximately $1,747,000 in favor of Sparton Technology Inc. ("Sparton") on its claim against NRTC. The Sixth Circuit also affirmed the lower court's decision denying NRTC relief on its $20,000,000 counterclaim against Sparton. NRTC did not appeal the judgment in Sparton's favor in the amount of $171,000 for obsolete materials and that judgment has been paid and satisfied. Sparton is reviewing the decision of the Sixth Circuit to determine its options as it remains convinced of the merits of the claim. Sparton anticipates, but cannot be certain, that it will complete its analysis and determine the appropriate course of action within thirty days. A charge against earnings in an amount equal to the vacated judgment may be imposed if there is no effective relief available from the decision of the Sixth Circuit.
About Sparton Corporation
Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) now in its 107th year, provides high mix, low to medium volume electronics design and manufacturing services utilizing seven manufacturing locations encompassing over 800,000-sq. ft. In addition to strong core surface mount technology (SMT (1) (Surface Mount Technology) See surface mount.
(2) (Station ManagemenT) An FDDI network management protocol that provides direct management. Only one node requires the software.
SMT - Station Management ) and plated through-hole (PTH PTH
Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
A chemical substance produced by the parathyroid glands. This hormone is a major element in regulating calcium in the body. ), printed circuit board assembly (PCBA PCBA Printed Circuit Board Assembly
PCBA Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America
PCBA Polk County Builders Association (Florida)
PCBA Punjab College of Business Administration (Pakistan) ) and complete assembly manufacturing capabilities, Sparton offers a complete range of pre-manufacturing and post-manufacturing services. Pre-manufacturing services include product development, concurrent engineering, design for test (DFT DFT - discrete Fourier transform ), design for manufacturing (DFM DFM Design for Manufacturing (newsletter)
DFM Design for Manufacturability
DFM Dubai Financial Market
DFM Delphi Form (computer filename extension)
DFM Distinguished Flying Medal
DFM Diesel Fuel Marine ), design for assembly (DFA), printed circuit board design and quick-turn prototyping. Post-manufacturing services range from repair depot, direct ship, distribution management to field support.
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