DOJ Loses Stay Bid In Optical Disk Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (June 25, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has lost a bid to stay discovery in multidistrict litigation accusing LG Electronics Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and other optical disk drive makers of colluding to fix prices while it pursued a criminal probe.

Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied the DOJ's motion at a hearing Thursday, according to a civil minute order. The order didn't give any reason for the decision.

Eric B. Fastiff of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP,...
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