Judge Bars AUO Exec's Death Threat Email In LCD Trial

Law360, San Francisco (December 3, 2012, 8:49 PM EST) -- A jury won't see an email in which AU Optronics Corp. executive Steven Leung threatened to kill subordinates who shared details about secret meetings in which liquid crystal display makers allegedly discussed prices and market details, a California federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled against the U.S. Department of Justice's motion to introduce Leung's email as evidence in the price-fixing trial against him, which the government said showed he knew he was guilty. Leung was notorious for warning colleagues to keep his...
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