Two tech giants argued whether a clip from the 1987 movie Wall Street could be admissible in court on Tuesday during a bitter legal battle over whether Uber illegally obtained trade secrets from Google’s self driving car division, Waymo.
Waymo and Uber began their fight nearly a year ago after Waymo alleged that Uber “cheated” to get ahead in the race to perfect its self driving car technology. The company alleges that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick collaborated with former Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski to steal trade secrets upon his exit from the company to join Uber. Uber later fired Levandowski.
Waymo sought to play the movie clip in court when Kalanick took the stand claiming that it was relevant, since Levandowski had sent the clip to the former Uber co-founder in March 2016, according to the LA Times.