Intel Antitrust Case Heads to State Court

Intel Corp.’s last major antitrust fight, against New York state officials, appears headed to state court after rulings by a federal judge in Delaware.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark on Friday canceled a Feb. 14 trial in the high-profile case filed by New York’s attorney general, who charged Intel with monopolistic tactics in the market for microprocessor chips.

The order followed a letter to the judge from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who proposed dropping the federal case in view of recent developments that reduced the amount of damages that New York could seek. Mr. Schneiderman said his office would instead pursue damages in New York state court to address “Intel’s egregious and illegal conduct.”

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