Foreign Sales Claims Survive In LCD Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday said the alleged price-fixing actions of a group of liquid crystal display manufacturers had directly impacted the U.S. market, nixing the manufacturers’ bid to toss a class of indirect purchasers’ antitrust claims based on foreign sales.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston denied the LCD panel producers’ motion for summary judgment on claims over foreign sales brought under the Sherman Act, finding the plaintiffs had adequately argued that, while a majority of the companies’ allegedly illegal activities took place in foreign...
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