Delaware judge halts Intel antitrust lawsuit

AP News
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 4:44 PM
Delaware judge halts Intel antitrust lawsuit

A federal judge in Delaware has canceled a February trial in New York's antitrust lawsuit against chip-maker Intel Corp.

The judge says he is halting the case while attorneys discuss a schedule for submitting papers on outstanding issues, including Intel's motion for summary judgment and New York's motion to dismiss the case.

Lawyers for the New York attorney general's office said in papers filed Thursday that they want to have the federal case in Delaware dismissed so they can pursue their claims in New York state court.

That decision followed the Delaware judge's dismissal of claims filed on behalf of individual computer purchasers and his ruling that Delaware's three-year time restriction for claims, not New York's longer statute of limitations, applies in the case.

Intel is based in Santa Clara, Calif.