Cathode Ray MDL Cos. Want Direct Purchaser Class Trimmed

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Hitachi Ltd. and several other electronics companies asked a California federal court Tuesday to cut buyers of finished products like TVs from the putative direct purchaser class accusing them of conspiring to fix prices on cathode ray tubes.

Defendants in the multidistrict litigation — which include Samsung, Hitachi, LG Electronics Inc., Toshiba Corp., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and several of the companies' related businesses — urged the court to adopt a report and recommendation from the case's special master, Charles A. Legge,...
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