Piles of Evidence Delay Intel Antitrust Trial

AMD has accused Intel of banned business moves
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2008 11:45 AM CDT
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. CEO Hector Ruiz delivers his keynote at the Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 12, 2007.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – With countless documents and hundreds of witnesses to sort through, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices’ antitrust lawsuit against Intel won’t begin until 2010 at the earliest, the Wall Street Journal reports. AMD has long accused Intel of corrupt business practices; the delay comes after a Korean court ruled that the PC giant had offered millions in rebates to computer makers for not buying from AMD.

The case is likely to generate more documents than any other US civil case ever has, including millions of emails that Intel recovered after saying they were lost. Outside companies are now working to access the rest of the missing emails, an Intel rep said, but an AMD lawyer called the delay a “serious lapse.”