WiLAN Provides Update Related to LG Litigation; Favourable Ruling By Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit
Wi-LAN Inc. (NASDAQ: WILN) today provided an update related to an important discovery dispute in its litigation against LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics USA, Inc. (collectively, "LG").
The dispute arose because LG was attempting to compel WiLAN's law firm Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP to produce a number of documents in WiLAN's litigation with LG that both WiLAN and its law firm considered to be protected by attorney client privilege. The District Court agreed with LG's position and ordered that WiLAN's law firm was compelled to release the documents to LG, whereupon WiLAN's law firm appealed that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("CAFC").
On July 13, 2012 the CAFC issued a decision in WiLAN's favour regarding the matter and vacated the order of the lower court that WiLAN was compelled to produce the documents in question to LG.
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