High Court Won’t Hear Firms’ Antitrust Subpoena Fight

Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a Ninth Circuit ruling that the U.S. Department of Justice can subpoena documents that White & Case LLP and Nossaman LLP obtained through civil discovery in class action antitrust litigation over flat-panel displays.

The documents at issue were originally housed overseas by clients of the firms and were produced during private civil litigation over alleged price-fixing in the flat-panel market. The DOJ, which is conducting a criminal investigation over similar claims, then subpoenaed the...
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