Plaintiffs' Experts Will Testify In LCD Screen MDL: Judge

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 6:43 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has greenlighted the testimony of two expert economists in multidistrict litigation alleging a major price-fixing conspiracy in the liquid crystal display panel industry, ruling Tuesday the LCD makers failed to establish that the experts' findings should be barred.

In her order denying the exclusion of testimony by economists Janet S. Netz and William S. Comanor, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston rejected the defendants' arguments that a "formal statistical technique” is required to prove that every direct purchaser was overcharged for LCD panels....
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