Barring Use of Plea Docs in Auto Lights Antitrust Trial

Auto Cos. Seek to Bar Plea Docs From Criminal Antitrust Trial
– Law360

Law360 covered the latest update in a forthcoming trial against Manatt clients Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co. Ltd. and E-Lite Automotive Inc., reporting that the defense has requested a federal judge exclude plea negotiation documents over accusations that the companies conspired to fix automobile light prices, arguing that evidence rules bar the use of plea-related materials.

The case is USA v. Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co., Ltd. et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Both Eagle Eyes and E-Lite are represented by Manatt litigation partner Kenneth Julian.

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