DOJ Told To Deliver Tapes In Ice Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday was ordered to turn over tapes of conversations recorded during a criminal investigation into packaged ice makers' alleged anti-competitive conduct in a Michigan multidistrict litigation brought by direct purchasers.

U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman rejected the DOJ's argument that the agency did not have to comply with the plaintiffs' subpoena requesting the information because it was shielded by the doctrine of sovereign immunity.

"While this court recognizes that legitimate issues of sovereign immunity may be implicated where federal...
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