Sharp, Others Can Grill Ex-Dell Worker In LCD Cartel MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (March 1, 2012, 8:28 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday that Sharp Corp., Toshiba Corp. and others could depose a former Dell Inc. employee in Dell's antitrust suit against them, part of multidistrict litigation alleging the electronics makers conspired to artificially inflate prices of liquid crystal display panels.

“Between 2001 and 2003, [former Dell employee Eric] Korman authored a number of emails that suggest he was aware of the alleged price-fixing conspiracy between manufacturers of [thin film transistor]-LCD panels,” U.S. District Judge Susan Illston wrote in her order Thursday. “[T]he...
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