3rd Circ. Gives GN Netcom 2nd Shot At $600M Antitrust Trial

Law360 (July 10, 2019, 10:26 PM EDT) -- Jabra headphones parent GN Netcom Inc. will get a second whack at its $600 million antitrust suit against rival Plantronics after a split Third Circuit ordered a new trial Wednesday.

The panel found that a lower court messed up when it nixed the headset company’s expert testimony related to allegations that Plantronics had tossed relevant evidence out of a desire to reduce “the risk of spoliation taking over.”

Rather than admitting the testimony of an expert who estimated that more than 10,000 relevant emails had been deleted, the court opted to read a set of stipulations to the jury and forbid...

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3410 Antitrust

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February 13, 2018

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