Some Claims Dropped In Webkinz Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 9:05 PM EDT) -- The judge overseeing the antitrust multidistrict litigation alleging that Ganz Inc., the supplier of the popular Webkinz toys, required retailers to buy unrelated gift items in order to obtain the plush animals has dropped several plaintiffs and state law claims, finding they were added to the case improperly.

Judge Jeffrey White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that a consolidated complaint filed in March improperly added three new plaintiffs and a raft of state law claims that were never...
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