Intel Indirect Purchasers Dealt Blow In Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A special master in the multidistrict antitrust litigation against Intel Corp. recommended Thursday that the court reject a motion to certify a class of indirect purchasers, finding that the consumers had failed to show commonality.

In a 112-page report and recommendation, Special Master Vincent J. Poppiti urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to deny the indirect purchasers' motion for class certification.

The plaintiffs had sought certification for a nationwide class of consumers who purchased personal computers containing Intel microprocessors between June 28,...
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