LG Can't Force All American To Arbitrate LCD Suit

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday refused to force the liquidating trust for All American Semiconductor Inc. to arbitrate its price-fixing claims against LG Display Co. Ltd., ruling that the South Korean liquid crystal display maker had waived its right to compel arbitration.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled that the arbitration agreement between All American and LG was far narrower than some of the other clauses that defendants have successfully used to compel arbitration against other plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation. As a result, the...
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