LCD Price-Fixing Trial Gets Split In Two

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A California judge ruled Friday to split price-fixing litigation against AU Optronics Corp., LG Display Co. Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. into two stages, over the objections of the consumer plaintiffs and the three liquid crystal display makers.

A month after rejecting the consumers’ bid for two separate trials, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston signed off on a recent proposal by direct purchasers plaintiffs to divide the trial into two parts, with the first stage focusing on whether the companies conspired to raise prices and overcharged the...
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