DOJ Can Copy Flat-Panel MDL Discovery Docs: Judge

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has given criminal investigators in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division the right to copy discovery documents in the flat-panel antitrust litigation, over strenuous objections from Toshiba Corp. and another technology firm that say the DOJ should conduct its own investigations.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California acceded to a DOJ request for permission to copy discovery documents in the civil case, in a ruling issued Wednesday.

DOJ attorneys have been investigating criminal price-fixing...
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