9th Circuit Declines To Quash FBI Tapes In Optical Disk Antitrust Class Action

Mealey's (September 15, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Recordings made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of an investigation into alleged antitrust violations in the optical disk drive (ODD) industry, but prior to a grand jury investigation, are not exempt from discovery under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e), a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Panel found Sept. 10, affirming a trial court’s denial of a motion to quash brought by the subject of the recordings (In Re: Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, No. 14-15702, 9th Cir.; 2015...
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