Court Orders Probe Into Intel's E-mail Loss

Law360, New York (March 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has ordered an investigation into Intel Corp.’s “document retention lapses” that resulted in the disappearance of potentially crucial evidence in the antitrust case launched by competitor Advanced Micro Devices.

Following Monday’s admission by Intel that it had dropped the ball and lost an unknown number of e-mails, federal judge Joseph Farnan ordered that the matter be investigated by a court-appointed special master.

During Wednesday’s status conference in the U.S. District Court of Delaware, the judge said the probe was necessary to determine the extent...
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