Biz media want court to unseal antitrust case
Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports Thursday that a number of media, including the Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, have asked a judge to unseal an antitrust case between Advanced Micro Devices and Intel Corp.
Kendall writes, “Also joining the request were the New York Times, the Washington Post, Situation Publishing Ltd., the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Computer & Communications Industry Association.
“The news outlets and advocacy groups said that non-confidential public records in the case ‘have been sealed unnecessarily and unjustly withheld from the public.’
“For example, the organizations said, court filings that detail allegations of Intel’s behavior toward computer manufacturers have been redacted, ‘even though the events took place so long ago that there is no likely reason that their disclosure could cause competitive disadvantage.’
“‘Litigants may not seal information merely because public disclosure will be embarrassing or will otherwise reflect poorly on them,’ the organizations said.”
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