LCD Screen Makers Can't Nix MetroPCS' Price-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss MetroPCS Wireless Inc.'s price-fixing claims in multidistrict litigation against a slew of display-panel makers, ruling that the statute of limitations for the Illinois antitrust claims had not expired.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston rejected arguments from Sanyo Consumer Electronics Ltd., Toshiba Corp. and other defendants that MetroPCS' December suit should be tossed because it was filed more than four years after the end of the alleged conspiracy, citing a provision in the Illinois Antitrust Act that allows for...
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