York International Corp., a heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration company, announced that it received a favorable judgment in a case alleging patent infringement brought by American Standard Inc.

On Nov. 7, 2001, American Standard filed suit against York International, in the Federal District for the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging that two component parts of three models of chillers manufactured by York infringe two patents held by American Standard. A jury dismissed the claim, which could have cost York up to $88.7 million in damages, in mid-September of 2002.

York had previously disclosed the legal proceeding in its second quarter earnings release and Form 10Q, indicating its belief that the case was without merit.