Flat-Panel MDL Amnesty Applicant's ID Still Secret

Law360, New York (May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The identity of a flat-panel manufacturer that struck a bargain with federal antitrust investigators will not be divulged to the direct purchaser plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation, even though Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the company plaintiffs believe is seeking amnesty, allegedly continues to refuse price-fixing charges and otherwise hamper the case.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected the direct purchaser plaintiffs’ claims that the so-called amnesty applicant in the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust investigation is required...
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