Thursday, January 20, 2011

Settlement Documents From Earlier Lawsuit Involving Patent-in-Suit Not Discoverable

The court denied defendant's motion to compel settlement documents from another case involving plaintiffs and one of the patents-in-suit. "The Court concludes that plaintiffs’ confidentiality interests in the [other] settlement agreement, as well as the federal policy of encouraging settlements by safeguarding the confidentiality of those agreements, outweighs defendant’s asserted need to discover documents evidencing the [other] settlement."

Carson Cheng, et. al. v. AIM Sports, Inc., et. al., 2-10-cv-03814 (CACD January 18, 2011, Order) (Abrams, M.J.)

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