2017 Montana Code Annotated
TITLE 30. TRADE AND COMMERCE
CHAPTER 14. UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Part 4. Uniform Trade Secrets Act
30-14-404. Damages. (1) Except to the extent that a material and prejudicial change of position prior to acquiring knowledge or reason to know of misappropriation renders a monetary recovery inequitable, a complainant is entitled to recover damages for misappropriation. Damages may include both the actual loss caused by misappropriation and the unjust enrichment caused by misappropriation that is not taken into account in computing actual loss. In lieu of damages measured by any other methods, the damages caused by misappropriation may be measured by imposition of liability for a reasonable royalty for a misappropriator's unauthorized use of a trade secret.
(2) If willful and malicious misappropriation exists, the court may award exemplary damages.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 104, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 269, L. 1995.