The Limits Of FTAIA's Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT) -- In In re Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litig., 2010 WL 5477313, 4:07-md-01819-CW (N.D. Cal. Dec. 31, 2010), the court ruled that the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA), 15 U.S.C. § 6a, barred certain claims for damages brought by indirect purchaser plaintiffs (IP plaintiffs), to the extent those claims resulted from the foreign sales of SRAM.[1]

The SRAM court’s ruling is the latest in a line of federal decisions that have interpreted the FTAIA to limit subject matter jurisdiction over antitrust claims, where plaintiffs...
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