In federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, the jury told L’Oreal to pay Olaplex approximately $14 million for stealing its trade secrets; breaching a contract and infringing two patents related to a popular, three-step system that protects hair during bleaching treatments. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon, Delaware, wrote a formal decision ordering L’Oréal to cover fee charges from Olaplex’s lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. A spokeswoman for L’Oreal said the company strongly disagrees with the verdict, which it plans to appeal, and noted that the decision applies only to the U.S. market.