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  • Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the US firm's consent - a move that threatens to throw the fiercely contested auction into disarray.The escalation in the spat between Western Digital, which jointly operates Toshiba's main chip plant, and its business partner follows tense last-minute jockeying by suitors for the world's second-biggest producer of NAND semiconductors.According to a person familiar with the matter, the California-based firm has been left out of a new Japan government-led group being formed to bid for the unit.Toshiba's "attempts to circumvent our contractual rights have left us with no choice but to take this action," Western Digital's Chief Executive Steve Milligan said in a statement.Japan Urges Toshiba, Western Digital to Get Along as Chip Spat Flares"Left unchecked, Toshiba would pursue a course that clearly violates these rights," he added.Western Digital..

    Western Digital Moves to Court in a Bid to Block Sale of Toshiba Chip Unit

    Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the US firm's consent - a move that threatens to throw the fiercely contested auction into disarray.The escalation in the spat between Western Digital, which jointly operates Toshiba's main chip plant, and its business partner follows tense last-minute jockeying by suitors for the world's second-biggest producer of NAND semiconductors.According to a person familiar with the matter, the California-based firm has been left out of a new Japan government-led group being formed to bid for the unit.Toshiba's "attempts to circumvent our contractual rights have left us with no choice but to take this action," Western Digital's Chief Executive Steve Milligan said in a statement.Japan Urges Toshiba, Western Digital to Get Along as Chip Spat Flares"Left unchecked, Toshiba would pursue a course that clearly violates these rights," he added.Western Digital..
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  • Western Digital Corp won a temporary US court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba Corp must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture with Toshiba around flash memory chip plants in Japan.Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory business and Western Digital is among the bidders.In a sign of high tensions around the deal, Toshiba threatened to lock Western Digital out of shared databases and quit sending chip samples.Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court saying that its joint venture with Toshiba means Toshiba must get its consent for a sale. It asked the court for two separate orders: An injunction to stop the sale, and a temporary restraining order forcing Toshiba to give its workers access to shared databases.A judge granted the temporary order for access to the shared databases Tuesday and set a further hearing on July 28."We welcome the decision of the court, which we believe vali..

    Western Digital Gets US Court Order to Access Toshiba Databases, Chip Samples

    Western Digital Corp won a temporary US court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba Corp must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture with Toshiba around flash memory chip plants in Japan.Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory business and Western Digital is among the bidders.In a sign of high tensions around the deal, Toshiba threatened to lock Western Digital out of shared databases and quit sending chip samples.Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court saying that its joint venture with Toshiba means Toshiba must get its consent for a sale. It asked the court for two separate orders: An injunction to stop the sale, and a temporary restraining order forcing Toshiba to give its workers access to shared databases.A judge granted the temporary order for access to the shared databases Tuesday and set a further hearing on July 28."We welcome the decision of the court, which we believe vali..
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  • A favorable ruling for Authenticom in its antitrust case against CDK Global Inc. and Reynolds and Reynolds Co. has been put on hold after appeals from the dealership management system giants. Last month, a judge ruled that CDK and Reynolds had to allow Authenticom, a data integration service provider, access to dealerships' data within the two companies' systems while the case proceeded. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit motioned to stay that district court preliminary injunction. The appeals court also expedited the schedule for a review of the injunction. Sources familiar with the case said oral arguments have been scheduled for Sept. 19. The injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, had been a critical victory for Authenticom. It prohibited CDK and Reynolds from blocking Authenticom from its systems, a move that Authenticom said effectively could put the company out of business while the lawsuit p..

    Court hits pause on DMS access case

    A favorable ruling for Authenticom in its antitrust case against CDK Global Inc. and Reynolds and Reynolds Co. has been put on hold after appeals from the dealership management system giants. Last month, a judge ruled that CDK and Reynolds had to allow Authenticom, a data integration service provider, access to dealerships' data within the two companies' systems while the case proceeded. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit motioned to stay that district court preliminary injunction. The appeals court also expedited the schedule for a review of the injunction. Sources familiar with the case said oral arguments have been scheduled for Sept. 19. The injunction, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, had been a critical victory for Authenticom. It prohibited CDK and Reynolds from blocking Authenticom from its systems, a move that Authenticom said effectively could put the company out of business while the lawsuit p..
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