The AMD v Intel private antitrust suit – otherwise known as the “No Lawyer Left Behind Program” – is so big and unwieldy that the special master in charge of sorting out discovery has pushed the trial date back from April of 2009 to February of 2010 to give the parties enough time to depose all the witnesses.
Remember how AMD wanted to depose 486 people? Well, it’s not
going to be allowed to.
The special master has decided to allow a total of 2,200
hours of depositions, which is supposed to be enough time to depose 250 people
more or less.
AMD’s side gets 54% of the time, or 1,188 hours
(theoretically 135 people) and Intel gets the other 1,012 hours (theoretically
115 people and more than the 75 it originally asked for).
There is now an October deadline for summary judgment motions too.