In Navigant v. Wilkinson, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (New Orleans, Louisiana) affirmed a jury award of $4.1 million in damages against two employees who disclosed confidential information in their attempts to profit from the sale of a division of the employer. The employees were accused of procuring an office lease for their employer while at the same time secretly negotiating a deal to sell a division of their employer's business to a company that would occupy the leased offices and employ the defendant employees. Significantly, the employees did not notify their employer of the purchaser's offer to buy the division and, in their proposal to the offering company, they revealed confidential information in violation of their confidentiality agreements.