Intel Corp. (INTC) officials persuaded a judge to rebuff the New York Attorney Generalâ€™s efforts to get information about a rivalâ€™s claim that the computer chipmaker violated antitrust laws, court records show.
Delaware Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine today denied New Yorkâ€™s request to have Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)â€™s lawyers hand over information generated in a 2009 Delaware lawsuit against Intel over chip-licensing agreements, according to a transcript of a court hearing. The stateâ€™s lawyers accused Intel of improperly using a confidentiality order in the civil case to block them from getting Nvidia information about antitrust claims.
â€œWhat you are trying to do is make them your sled dog,â€ Strine told the stateâ€™s lawyers at a hearing today, according to the transcript. â€œI mean, this is ridiculous.â€