Sony Pushes Settlements In 4 HDTV MDL Cases

Law360, New York (January 13, 2010, 7:11 PM EST) -- Sony Corp. has asked the federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over its faulty high-definition televisions to apply a recent motion for dismissal to several of the putative class actions — or at least stay the proceedings — while the defendants hammer out a nationwide settlement with another group of plaintiffs.

On Tuesday, Sony urged Judge Robert P. Patterson to “undertake some housekeeping” in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and prohibit plaintiffs in four lawsuits over the SXRD televisions from...
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