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Hisense Slips Sharp’s First Amendment Suit Over Gag Order

Law360, Los Angeles (November 13, 2017, 10:32 PM EST) -- China’s state-owned Hisense Co. Ltd. on Monday won the toss of a First Amendment suit Sharp Corp. filed against it over a gag order issued by a Singapore arbitrator, as a Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled that the Japanese electronics maker did not show government involvement in the arbitration.

Sharp had argued that the order issued by the Singapore International Arbitration Center infringed its right to free speech by barring it from saying anything about its licensing dispute with Hisense, but U.S. District Judge James E....
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