Sony Settlement Docs Barred In LCD Cartel Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday ruled that documents related to a settlement agreement HannStar Display Corp. reached with two Sony Corp. units in multidistrict litigation over the alleged price-fixing of liquid crystal display panels are inadmissible, refusing to find that HannStar breached the agreement.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston reluctantly denied the Sony units' motion for summary judgment on their breach of contract claim against HannStar, which they allege reneged on a commitment to pay a confidential settlement sum proposed by a mediator. Emails relating...
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