Hitachi Rails Against LGE Plasma Case Consolidation

Law360, New York (December 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hitachi Ltd. on Monday railed against rival LG Electronics Inc.'s request to consolidate four lawsuits over plasma display technology, calling the Japanese company's move an “attempt to disrupt” the ongoing cases.

LG in November asked to consolidate the suits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, where all four suits are now pending.

LG said the eight LG patents and seven Hitachi patents involved in the suits were all part of the same discussions between the companies that had began in 2001....
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