Rambus’ antitrust case against Hynix, Micron
and Samsung (settled for $900 million Tuesday) was delayed again because of a sick lawyer.
Last fall, a Sheppard Mullin lawyer representing Samsung fell ill, pushing back the trial date. This time it’s Micron’s lawyer, Bill Price of Quinn Emanuel, who’s not well. Micron asked Judge Richard Kramer to push the trial date back for 60 days and Judge Kramer agreed. The trial will now start on March 22 or sometime after.
Quinn lawyers wouldn’t say what’s wrong with Price, and they filed their briefs under seal and gave their reasons in camera.
We wish Price a speedy recovery, but in the meantime perhaps Micron and Rambus will work out a settlement during the delay. After all, that’s what happened last time with Samsung and Rambus.
— Zusha Elinson