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Cellchem Suit Update


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Court again rules in favor of Cellchem International

December 15, 2014

Marietta, GA – Superior Court Judge Shepherd L. Howell ruled that there was no
legal basis to reverse a twelve person jury’s May 15 $7.4 MM judgment against Dale
Lyman, Helen Lyman, Shekoy (the American subsidiary of Chinese Jiangsu Yoke
Technology Co., Ltd) and Tritec International, Mr. Lyman’s personal company.  In his
ruling, the judge concluded that the preponderance of the evidence clearly
supported the verdict and that he would not grant the Defendant’s motion for a new
trial on any of the grounds raised by the Defendants. 

The judge also denied the Defendants’ motion to find Plaintiff Cellchem in contempt
for informing the industry of the facts of the case. 

Cellchem’s attorney, Jonathan Crumly of Maner Crumly Chambliss LLP argued
during the hearing that Mr. and Mrs. Lyman lied repeatedly during the trial giving
the jury ample legal grounds to disregard all of their testimony.  The jury’s verdict
was based on the overwhelming evidence against the Defendants and the Lymans’
utter disregard for the truth.

Dennis Spicher, Vice President of Cellchem said, “We are pleased the judge was not
swayed by the Defendants’ tactics and reaffirmed the jury decision.  Also, in denying
the Defendants’ motion for contempt the judge sent a message that Cellchem was
within its rights to inform the polyurethane industry of the truthful ramifications of
Shekoy’s actions.  Obviously, the Defendants would prefer the industry not know the
particulars of their actions.”

Steven Gabelman, Vice President added, “Anyone who attended the trial or read the
public transcript would come to the same conclusion as the jury, that the verdict
was just and fair.  Shekoy, Tritec and the Lymans conspired many months to destroy
Cellchem.  They put a systematic plan together and executed it.”

The Defendants have 30 days to appeal the final verdict to the Georgia Court of